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The Ellard family

Dr GRAEME SKINNER (University of Sydney)


THIS PAGE IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION


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): https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/ellard-family.php; accessed 19 September 2019




Page contents

Personal information

Summary

Family documentation - Ireland

Family documentation - Australia

General documentation - Ireland

General documentation - Australia

2 musical editions 1835 - Ellard, Dublin

     including The much admired Australian quadrilles (William Ellard)

Musical editions - Ellard, Sydney

Musical works - Frederick Ellard

Music and instruments - Ellard, Dublin

Bibliography and resources




Personal information


FIRST GENERATION

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Andrew+Ellard+d1859 (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, 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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Elizabeth+Ellard+d1881 (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 (third generaton below), was probably 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".




SECOND GENERATION - Children of Andrew Ellard and Anne McKenna, and their spouses


ELLARD, Susan (Mrs. Thomas LEGGATT)

Publican

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Susan+Leggatt (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

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

See main entry Thomas LEGGATT and family

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Thomas+Leggatt (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 ELLARD and Anne McKENNA)
Active Dublin and London, 1835; never arrived Australia
? Died en route from Ireland to Australia, late 1838 or early 1839

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Ellard+d+1838+or+39 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-860352 (NLA persistent identifier)

ELLARD, Francis

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

Born ? Dublin, c.1802 (? second son of Andrew ELLARD and Anne McKENNA)
Married (1) Joanna DWYER, ? Dublin, c.1825
Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 8 November 1832; Sydney, NSW, 6 December 1832 (per Lavinia, from Liverpool 10 June)
Married (2) Charlotte DICK (born HUTCHINSON; d. 1875), Sydney, NSW, 12 December 1846
Died Sydney, NSW, 10 July 1854, aged 52

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Francis+Ellard (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-523573 (NLA persistent identifier)

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

Vocalist

Born Dublin, Ireland, 26 July 1809 (date given at burial)
Married Francis ELLARD, Ireland, ? by c.1824
Arrived Sydney, NSW, 6 December 1832 (with Francis, as above)
Died Sydney, NSW, 30 December 1845, aged 36

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q=Joanna+Ellard+d1845 (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

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

Born Dublin, Ireland, by c.1807/8 (daughter of Andrew and Anne ELLARD)
Married Charles David LOGAN (c.1803/4-1864), Ireland, by 1822 [sic]
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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Maria+Ellard+Logan+d1886 (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)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Barbara+Ellard+1818-1890 (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.




THIRD GENERATION

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"

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Frederick+Ellard (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-523569 (NLA persistent identifier)



ELLARD, William Barnes ("Timothy FOGARTY")

Journalist

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=William+Barnes+Ellard+1825-1902+(Timothy+Fogarty) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


William Barnes Ellard was a son of William Ellard (c.1781-1859) and Fidelia (Delia) Barnes (c.1782-1850), who were married at St. Olave's church, Waterford, on 12 August 1805. On the birth record of a much older son, Thomas, born in September 1809 at Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, William senior was described as of North Mayo militia.

William senior was probably Andrew Ellard's brother, and William Barnes therefore Andrew's nephew and first cousin of Andrew's children William, Francis, and Maria.

In his 1885 reminiscence (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.




FOURTH GENERATION


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

Pianist, actor

Born ? after 1867 (daughter of Frederick ELLARD and Kate QUELCH)
Married Frank Harry FOWLER, Christ Church pro-Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW, 26 October 1885
Died Sydney, NSW, 10 August 1928



ELLARD, Annie Barbara

Poet

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Annie+Barbara+Ellard (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)




Summary

WORKING DRAFT ONLY - As at December 2018


Andres Ellard's extended family

The Ellards, Wallaces, Bushelles, Logans, Leggatts, and Chesters 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.

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

Andrew and Anne Ellard's daughter Susan married the musician Thomas Leggatt, who thus was 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 Logan son-in-law was a witness.


William Ellard

Andrew and Anne's eldest son William Ellard never arrived in Australia. He was in partnership with his father in the mid 1830s, as Ellard and Sons. In an advertisements in Sydney, Francis offered pianos and music for sale "selected by his brother . . . in London". William was the composer/arranger of The much admired Australian quadrilles, published in Dublin in 1835. He evidently sailed for Australia with his father in 1838, but was reported to have died on the voyage. Francis was described as having been Andrew's "only surviving son" at the time of his death in 1854.

Another William, the journalist and protestant pro-catholic controversialist William Barnes Ellard, came to Sydney in the 1860s and wrote prolifically in the 1880s and 1890s as "Timothy Fogarty". He was probably Andrew Ellard's nephew, and in an article published in Australia in 1885 remembered his cousin as:

. . . 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.

William Barnes Ellard's daughter was the poet and author Annie B. Ellard.


Francis Ellard 1832-39

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) arrived in Hobart in November 1832, having sailed via the Cape Colony, where, according to a press report, he sold his entire stock of a new instrument manufactured by the Ellards, called the Phisharmonicon. 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.

Joanna's 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" (Mitchell's bugler, James "Tally-ho" Taylor died tragically during the expedition, near Benalla, in 1836).

In 1835, Francis 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, editions of The lancers' guadrilles and Herz's ballad We have lived and loved together, though not, as The monitor claimed, "the first music printed in the Colony".


Andrew Ellard in Australia, 1839-40

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 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; he 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 persuaded Alexander Maconochie to purchase the music and instruments for his convict settlement at Norfolk Island. A pipe organ that 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."


Francis Ellard 1840-54

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 1847. 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. He continued to tune and repair pianos and engrave music for other publishers, notably Woolcott and Clarke. He died in Sydney in 1854, pre-deceasing his father.


Frederick Ellard

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. He was presumably first taught music by his father, Francis, and perhaps also by his cousin William Vincent Wallace, and his aunt Maria Logan. 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 with the Gautrots, travelled to Melbourne on the first regular service of the steam ship, Clonmel. 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, 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 one of the first local boys to be trained up as a pianist, more usually the remit of young women. By the mid-1840s, when his father was sinking further into financial trouble, Frederick 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 did not, in the event, leave Sydney until October 1847, when he sailed first to Melbourne. His first Melbourne concert, in mid November, 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 finally embarked for England and Europe, on 21 February 1848.

In April 1849, The Argus reported that Ellard had:

returned to the Australian Colonies, having arrived at Adelaide . . . accompanied by Mr. Washington [sic] 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.

An Andrew Frederick Ellard was born to his parents on 10 August 1826.

A "Miss Ellard", reportedly 9 years of age, appeared with Ellard at a concert in Adelaide in 1867.

Fannie Adele Ellard, "only daughter of the late Fred. Ellard", married the musician and composer Frank Harry Fowler (1857-1893) in 1885. She later appeared under the stagename Miss Ethel Adele.




Family documentation (Ireland)

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

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

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGNB-75T 


c.1798, birth of Susan Ellard, daughter of Andrew Ellard and Anna McKenna (aged "75" at death in 1873)

NO BAPTISM RECORD IDENTIFIED


c.1797-1802, birth of William Ellard (described by William Barnes Ellard as Andrew's "eldest son")

NO BAPTISM RECORD IDENTIFIED


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

NO BAPTISM RECORD IDENTIFIED


c. 1808, birth of Maria Ellard (aged "78" at death in 1886)

NO BAPTISM RECORD IDENTIFIED


13 February 1814, baptism of Barbara Ellard (1)

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/4a322a0136772 

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-277-1-4-101 (DIGITISED)

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

22 October 1815, burial of ? [Barbara] Ellard (1)

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

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-277-1-4-216 (DIGITISED)

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


9 June 1816, baptism of Frederick Charles Ellard

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/0389c80137069 

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-277-1-4-119 (DIGITISED)

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


22 November 1818, baptism of Barbara Ellard (2)

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/5f82890137373 

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-277-1-4-138 (DIGITISED)

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


6 October 1825, burial of Anne Ellard

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/db9f3f0404840 

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=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 . . .


10 August 1826, birth of Andrew Frederick Ellard [ ? = Frederick Ellard], baptism, 17 September 1826

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/b277960005407

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=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 . . .


28 November 1828, marriage of Andrew Ellard and Elizabeth Corker

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/2a5bf20548599 

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=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 ]


3 July 1830, burial of Francis Ellard, aged 3 months

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/3f67610406214

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=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


17 October 1836, burial of Frederick Charles Ellard, aged 19 years

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

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/5d7a240406983 

https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=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




Family documentation (Australia)

1833, birth of Virginia Ellard (d. 1841)

Births, NSW, 279/1833, V1833279, 17

1833, ELLARD, Virginia [daughter of Francis and Joanna ELLARD]


1835, birth of Susannah Ellard

Births, NSW, 297/1835, V1835297, 19

1835, ELLARD, Susannah [daughter of Francis and Joanna ELLARD]


1837, birth of William Ellard (d. 1841)

Births, NSW, 215/1837, V1837215, 21

1837, ELLARD, William [son of Francis and Joanna ELLARD]


February 1839, report of death of William Ellard on the voyage (1838-39)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12856637 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32162741

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.


3 June 1841, death of William Ellard

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

1841, ELLARD, William, infant [son of Francis and Joanna ELLARD]

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869499

On the 3rd instant, William, the lovely and interesting child, fourth son of Francis Ellard, George-street, aged four years.


12 July 1841, death of Virginia Ellard

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

1841, ELLARD, Virginia, infant [daughter of Francis and Joanna ELLARD]

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869973

On the 12th instant, at her father's residence, Virginia, aged eight years, second daughter of Francis Ellard, of George-street.


September 1845, death of John Dwyer, brother of Joanna Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226364549 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37158813 

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.


30 December 1845, death of Joanna Ellard

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

1845, ELLARD, Hannah, aged 36

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12884438 

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


12 December 1846, marriage of Francis Ellard and Charlotte Dick (widow of Alexander Dick)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28648753

On the 12th, instant, by special license, by the Rev. John McGarvie, D.D., Francis Ellard, to Charlotte Dick, both of George-street, of this city.


"MARRIED", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 March 1849), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28647774 

At Christ Church, on the 3rd instant, by the Rev. W. H. Walsh, Mr. Alexander Dick, of Pitt-street, Sydney, to Julia, eldest daughter of Mr. Francis Ellard, of the same place.


10 July 1854, death of Francis Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12957515

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.


26 May 1859, death of Andrew Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13029101

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


17 January 1867, marriage of Frederick Ellard, and Kate Quelch (widow of John Mullen)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13150580 

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.


"WILLIAM VINCENT WALLACE, THE EMINENT COMPOSER", Empire (4 December 1872), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60868814

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 . . .


16 July 1873, death of Susan Ellard Leggatt

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107169597 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223691241 

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.

ASSOCIATIONS: William Barnes Ellard (trustee and executor)


30 December 1874, death of Frederick Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11510057 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28737267 

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.

"DEATHS IN THE HOSPITALS: MELBOURNE HOSPITAL", The Argus (27 January 1875), 2s

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11511222

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


14 July 1875, death of Charlotte Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130495489 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111341194 

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.


26 October 1885, marriage of Fannie Adele Ellard and Frank Harry Fowler

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13604537

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.


25 December 1886, death of Maria Ellard Logan

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13623899

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223782587 

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.

ASSOCIATIONS: William Barnes Ellard (executor)


9 December 1893, death of Frank Harry Fowler

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13931543

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


28 December 1900, death of Kate Quelch Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9569170 

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.


4 February 1902, death of William Barnes Ellard ("Timothy Fogarty")

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113867541 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111068305 

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.


12 November 1905, death of Anna Ellard (widow of William Barnes Ellard)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14749241 

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.


6 January 1914, marriage of Frank Harold Gordon Fowler (grandson of Frederick Ellard)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7231333

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.


10 August 1828, death of Fannie Adele Fowler

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3938467

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16486083

FOWLER. - The Friends of Mrs. FANNIE ADELE FOWLER are kindly 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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21318928 

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 (Ireland)
1819

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

. . . THE ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF HANDEL . . . [Tickets at] . . . Mr. Ellard's, 27, Lower Sackville-street . . .


[Advertisement], Saunders's News-Letter (5 May 1819), 3

WANTED, a young Man, who can perform well on the KENT BUGLE, to whom a liberal Salary will be given. None need apply whose character will not bear strict investigation. Particulars to be known by inquiring at Mr. ELLARD's Music Warehouse, No. 27, Lower Sackville-street.

1821

[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 SACKVILLE-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.

ASSOCIATIONS: John Bernard Logier; see also in this site on Logier and the Logierian system in Australia:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/wallace-dublin-sydney.php 


"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 . . .

1822

The treble almanack for the year 1822 . . . Wilson's Dublin directory (Dublin: By authority, 1822), 68

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q1=Ellard;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.

1823

[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.

1824

The treble almanack for the year 1824 . . . Wilson's Dublin directory (Dublin: By authority, 1824), 71

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q1=Ellard;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 . . .

1825

21 January 1825, lease, between John Bernard Logier and Andrew Ellard

A memorial of an indented deed of . . . [21 July 1838]; Dublin, Registration Authority, Register of Deeds, P2018ROW3238T

A memorial of an indented deed of . . . [21 July 1838] . . . between Andrew Ellard of Lower Sackville Street in the City of Dublin, Music Seller, of the first part, Thomas Webb of Lower Sackville Street Bookseller of the second part and John Bernard Logier of Sackville Street af[oresai]d Esquire of the third part after reciting this by Indenture of Lease dated [21 January 1825] made between the said John Bernard Logier of the one part and the said Andrew Ellard of the other part, the said John Bernard Logier for the consideration therein mentioned devised and sel (?) unto the said Andrew Ellard . . .


[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 . . .

1827

[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.

1828

"MEETING OF THE TICKET HOLDERS ON HAWKINS'-STREET THEATRE", Saunders's News-Letter (17 July 1828), 2

. . . 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 . . .

1829

"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 . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: On Reilly, see also 1838 below


"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 Lower 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 . . .

1830

[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 wide, 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.

1831

Phisharmonicon, Ellard, Dublin (photo courtesy of Steve Ford)
Nameplate, phisharmonicon, Ellard, Dublin (photo courtesy of Steve Ford)

Phisharmonicon, by Ellard, Dublin; 4 octaves, G to g''; 800 w x 540 d x 930 h; provenance Glenarm Castle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; in the Ellard family collection of Steve Ford


1831, first notices of the invention of the phisharmonicon

"NEW MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, PHISHARMONICON", Belfast news-Letter (22 April 1831), 4

Messrs. Ellard, of Sackville-street, have succeeded in completing an instrument, called the "Phisharmonicon," combining the facility of execution and great capabilities of the pianoforte, &c. with the tone and continuity of sound which can be produced by an accomplished performer on the finest wind instruments. The Phisharmonicon is, properly speaking, a wind instrument, the sound being produced by the vibration of a series of metallic springs, acted upon by air. As long, therefore, as the action of the air is continued on any spring or springs, so long the the sound is protracted, if necessary, with undiminished force. In harmony the effect is inconceivably fine. The Phisharmonicon is played upon in the same manner as the piano-forte, which it exactly resembles in the appearance of its keys. There is no difference whatever in the fingering of the two, except that, whereas it is a rule, in most cases, not to relinquish on key on the latter instrument, (the piano-forte,) until the following one has been touched; in the Phisharmonicon no two keys must be open together, unless to produce harmony. In this it resembles the organ. It never requires tuning, after it has been perfected by the maker! It is exceedingly portable. It may embrace almost any compass, from one to six octaves, and any quality of tone, according to the description of metal employed in the springs. The double action bellows, by which this instrument is actuated, is at present inflated by means of a pedal. It is the simplest method possible; and, by a little practice, serves the performer to mark the time by a very convenient motion of the foot. Those who wish to go to a little more expense, can have the means of increasing or diminishing the tone ad libitum.

NOTE: The longer Dublin article from which the above was redacted was reprinted in full in Hobart Town in January 1833; see here for the original Full article.

The Ellards's phisharmonicon was probably based closely upon an example of the German physharmonica (also physharmonika, and in English sources physharmonicon), invented by Anton Haeckl [Häckl] in Vienna in 1818, and patented by him on 8 April 1821; for an example, see:

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/504849 

As reported in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung in 1821, Haeckl also invented a small 2-octave hand-held version of the instrument, which developed into the fisarmonica or accordeon, and a small still version, without keys, the harmonica or mouth organ.

[News], Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (21 April 1821), col. 239

https://books.google.de/books?id=-v0sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA239 (DIGITISED)

Der hiesige Instrumentenmacher, Anton Harkel [sic], hat ein neues Instrument erfunden, welches er Physharmonica benennt . . . Auch in einem ganz kleinen Formate fertigt der Meister davon Exemplare, die bequem im linken Arme liegen, indess die rechte Hand spielt . . .

[News], Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (23 June 1821), col. 239

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-BNDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA395 ((DIGITISED)

Nach der Wiener Zeitung 1821, No. 97 vom 27ten April, hat Anton Häckl ein Patent auf fünf Jahre erhalten, auf ein Instrument, wo durch den Wind aus messingenen und stählernen Federn, die in messingenen Körpern (welche ohne Zweifel auch ebensowohl von Eisen seyn könnten) befestiget sind, verschiedenartige Töne hervorgebracht werden, und sich nicht leicht verstimmen können. Dieses Instrument, welches er Phys-Harmonika nennt, kann wegen seiner geringen Grösse mit jedem Klavierinstrumente leicht in Verbindung gebracht werden . . .


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

HENRY-STREET. - On Saturday Mr. Ellard, music-seller, of Sackville-street, 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 answer. 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 certainly 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 himself to him as a carrier, and not as a factor; that he gave him the piano as such. Mr. Ellard toon his informations.

1832

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

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=OSwsAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA73

Ellard (A.) Music and Musical-instr.-warehouse, 47, low. Sackville-st.


[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 of his 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.

MUSIC: Robert le diable (Meyerbeer) (1831); compare US edition:

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/101791902 


"MUSICAL NOTICES", The Dublin weekly journal (24 November 1832), 32

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=NbM2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA32 

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.

ASSOCIATIONS: William Vincent Wallace; Wallace advertised this song for sale in Sydney in 1836-37 on the cover of his Walze favorite du duc de Reichstadt:

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-167643778 (DIGITIED)

1833

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

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=NbM2AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA161 

A very beautiful keyed instrument, to which the above name is appropriately applied, has just issued from the manufactory of Messrs. Ellard and Son, of Sackville-street. We know not to whom the invention can with justice be attributed, there being at least twenty claimants to the inventorship of an equal number of modifications of the same instrument. The first of the description, bearing the name of Organ-Piano, was exhibited some fourteen or fifteen years back, at the fair of Leipsic, and is said to have been constructed by an obscure artizan of that place; since which time it has been reproduced in almost every great city of Europe with changes and improvements; the manufacturers severally laying claim to the invention, and designating it by whatever title they chose. In the present instance, however, there is no slight share of merit due to the manufacturers of the Metalaphone; it far surpasses any other instrument of the kind, and the scientific improvements, which have been made in it, are justly their own. The tone, which is equal in quality to that of a large sized organ, is produced by metallic springs, composed of a mixture of different metals, so as to counteract atmospheric influence. It contains five octaves, the full compass of the largest finger organs, and appears to be admirably suited to places of worship, or chamber service.

[Advertisement], Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail (16 November 1833), 1

THE "SEREPHINE" OR "METALAPHONE." THIS truly beautiful instrument, after much expense and exertion, has at length been brought to its greatest perfection. To describe in an advertisement its peculiar sweetness of tone and delightful effect, would only be conveying an imperfect description of either - to form a just conception of its merits it must be heard. The compass of this instrument has, by its recent improvement, been increased to five Octaves (the extent the largest Organ), and will be found to produce effects in vocal accompaniment which no instrument except the Organ is capable. It is admirably adapted for the sustainment of the voice, and must be a valuable assistant to amateur vocalists. In Sacred Melody it is beautifully effective, and particularly suited for small country Churches or Chapels, and in a Family or even Public Concerts its superiority over the Piano Forte, in accompanying voices, will be evident to all who adopt it for such purposes. Its other advantages are cheapness and permanence, not being affected by variation of temperature or atmospheric influence, and will, therefore, remain unimpaired by climate. From its portability (being but half the length of the Piano Forte, and exactly the same breadth) it cannot only be removed with Facility from one apartment to another, but also to foreign countries, without in either case being injured in its tone or mechanism. The price of the instrument varies from Thirty to Fifty Guineas according to the external finish. A. ELLARD, of Sackville-street, the Manufacturer, invites the Public to its inspection. It can be heard at his Establishment daily, from Eleven till Five o'clock. When intended for places of Worship, Cases with Organ Fronts, in a tasteful and characteristic style can be added, at a proportionate increase of expense.

1834

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

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 uninitiated 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.

1836

[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.

NOTE: recte Phisharmonicon


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

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=iz4zAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA246-IA30

THE SERAPHINE
ELLARD & SON,
LOWER SACKVILLE STREET, DUBLIN

MOST respectfully inform the Public, that this beautiful instrument, after much expense and exertion, has at length been brought to the greatest perfection. To describe its peculiar sweetness of tone, and delightful effect, would only be conveying an imperfect notion of either. To form ajust conception of its merits, it must be heard.

The compass is Five Octaves, (the extent of the largest Organ), and will be found to produce effects in vocal accompaniment, of which no instrument except the organ is capable. It is admirably adapted for sustaining the voice, and therefore is a most valuable assistant to AMATEUR Vocalists.

In Sacred Melody it is beautifully effective, and particularly suited to small Country Churches or Chapels;* and in Family or even Public Concerts, its superiority over the Piano Forte, in acrornpanying voices, will be evident to all who adopt it for such purposes. Its other advantages are, cheapness and permanency, not being affected by variation of temperature or atmospheric influence, and will therefore remain unimpaired by climate. From its portability, (being only the size of a Cottage Piano Forte, as may be perceived by the above sketch,) it can not only be removed with facility, from one apartment to another, but also to foreign countries, without being injured in its tone or mechanism, or being even put out of tune by the longest voyage.+

[FOOTNOTES * When intended for places of worship, cases, with organ fronts, in a chaste and tasteful character of style (to order,) can be added, at a proportionate increase of expense, as may be agreed on.
+ The Manufacturers have sent Seraphincs to Gibraltar, Cape of Good Hope, and New South Wales, which have been played on the moment landed, perfectly in tune as when they were packed!!!]

The price of the Seraphine varies from Thirty-fiveto Fifty Guineas, and even higher, in proportion to the exterior finish of the case, not in any way connected with, or affecting its musical properties.

ELLARD AND SON, the Improcers and Manufacturers, most respectfully assure [33] the Public, that they have spared neither time or expense in producing this delightful Instrument superior to any yet offered for sale in this country, and at prices, twenty per cent. under those of London.

Their Warerooms are constantly assorted with a well-selected Stock of SEMI-GRAND, CABINET, COTTAGE, GRAND SQUARE, CIRCULAR AND SQUARE PIANO-FORTES, from the Manufactories of the following celebrated Makers, viz.-
BROADWOOD, COLLARD, TOMKISON, DETTMER, WORNUM, MORTIMER, ANDERSON, & Co.; which they will Sell UNDER the Manufacturers' Retail Prices, allowing the highest possible value for Old and Secondhand Instruments in Exchange.

It is almost superfluous to add, the House is Twenty Yours Established for selling every Article connected with the Trade, of the very best description.

COMMANDING OFFICERS OF REGIMENTS
are respectfully informed, the above Establishment is as usual, largely assorted with
MILITARY INSTRUMENTS FOR BANDS,
(of their own Manufacture,) with the most modern improvements, warranted equal to any in the United Kingdom, and at
TEN PER CENT UNDER LONDON PRICES.
Musical Amateurs are particularly requested to examine ELLARD'S newly invented
"CORNET DE PISTON," on, "CORNOPION,"
which for sweetness of tone, portability, &c. surpasses any Instrurnent of the Bugle Class hitherto invented.

1837

"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.

1838

"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. 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.

ASSOCIATIONS: On Reilly, see also 1829 above


[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.


21 July 1838, sale of part of lease by Andrew Ellard to Thomas Webb

A memorial of an indented deed of . . . [21 July 1838]; Dublin, Registration Authority, Register of Deeds, P2018ROW3238T

A memorial of an indented deed of . . . [21 July 1838] . . . between Andrew Ellard of Lower Sackville Street in the City of Dublin, Music Seller, of the first part, Thomas Webb of Lower Sackville Street Bookseller of the second part and John Bernard Logier of Sackville Street af[oresai]d Esquire of the third part after reciting this by Indenture of Lease dated [21 January 1825] made between the said John Bernard Logier of the one part and the said Andrew Ellard of the other part, the said John Bernard Logier for the consideration therein mentioned devised and sel (?) unto the said Andrew Ellard . . .


[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 the 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 stock of Bassoon, Clarionet, and Oboe Reeds, by the best makers.

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


17 October 1838, departure of Andrew Ellard and family, passengers per Susan, Cork; Londonderry, 19 October; for Sydney, NSW, 1 February 1839

1840

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

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-rxAAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA359 

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


[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.

1843

[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.


ASSOCIATIONS: Thomas Webb (d. 1873); "THE LATE THOMAS WEBB, BOOKSELLER", The Irish Builder (15 October 1873), 6

Dublin has lost one of its oldest booksellers probably tbe oldest in the city. As a resident of the whilom "Mall," the late Thomas Webb could fairly claim to be the longest. He commenced business in the year 1816, and for a period of fifty-seven years carried on his trade in the same street. He held his position throughout many eventful changes in his craft in this city, and witnessed the extinction of several noted publishing and bookselling firms that flourished before and subsequent to his start in life. Mr. Webb was one of the first if not the first to introduce the circulating library system into Ireland, and was the medium for largely developing it. He also introduced the Foreign element into it, and gathered together an extensive French library, and by no means an indifferent German one. The sale of books for juveniles was also a chief feature in his establishment. He died of a lingering disease at his residence, 47 Lower Sackville-treet, on the 6th instant, much regretted by all who knew him.




General documentation (Australia)
1832

8 November 1832, arrival in Hobart Town of Francis and Joanna Ellard, and children Frederick and Barbara

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4196117 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4196004

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, 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.

"NEW MUSICAL INSTRUMENT", The Tasmanian (18 January 1833), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article233613365 

The following is an account of a New Musical Instrument called a "Phisharmonicon," invented by a Musician in Ireland named Ellard. We copy the article from an Irish Paper: -

At length we have to congratulate the admirers of that charming science, music, on the completion of an instrument which had long been a desideratum, but which we despaired of ever seeing brought to the requisite degree of perfection; an instrument, combining the facility of execution and great capabilities of the pianoforte &c.; with the lovely tone and continuity of sound, which can be produced by an accomplished performer on the finest wind instruments.

Being ourselves much devoted to music, the theory and practice of which we have permitted to steal away, perhaps too many of our begone hours, we felt with all its force the want of such an instrument as that which we are about to introduce to the attention of our musical readers; and when we perceived a principle in progress, which appeared to us likely to lead to a result in which we took so much interest, we watched over its development with no ordinary anxiety. The "Phisharmonicon," for that is the name, which has been chosen for the delightful instrument in question, has, therefore, sprung into existence under our eye; we almost haunted the manufactory to which it owes its being, saw its gradual advances to its present state; and even ventured upon suggestions to the ingenious and enterprising individuals, to whom the world is indebted for what will "beguile many a tedious hour." We consequently ought to be able to form a correct opinion of the advantages it offers.

The "Phisharmonicon" is, properly speaking, a wind instrument, the sound being produced by the vibration of a series of metalic springs, acted upon by air. As long, therefore, as the action of the air is continued on any spring or springs, so long the sound is protracted, if necessary, with undiminished force. In harmony, the effect is inconceivably fine. In fact no person who has been in the habit of appreciating chords, merely from the evanescent jingle of a pianoforte, could form any idea of the soul melting effect of the harmony produced by the "Phisharmonicon." No musical composer should ever arrange, or try the harmony of his scopes on any other instrument. The organ, indeed, may well be deemed, an exception to this prohibition, were it not for the overwhelming strength of its tone to those who are too near it, and the necessity of an assistant - an embarrassing circumstance to many men of talent, who seldom covet the presence of others while in the act of maturing the emanations of their genius.

We know no instrument that could attempt to compete with the "Phisharmonicon," either as an accompaniment to the voice, or for instructing in vocal music. It sustains the voice, without covering or oppressing it, and gives confidence to persons who could scarcely bring themselves to articulate a single note, with a common piano-forte accompanying them.

In sacred melody, or any singing in parts, this instrument is an invaluable treasure. It would be quite powerful enough for small country churches of chapels; but for family concerts, its superiority over the piano-forte in accompanying one or more voices is great indeed.

The "Phisharmonicon" is played upon in the same manner as the piano-forte, which it exactly resembles in the appearance of its keys. There is no difference whatever in the fingering of the two, except that, whereas it is a rule, in most cases, not to relinquish one key on the latter instrument (the piano-forte,) until the following one has been touched, in the "Phisharmonicon," only two keys must be open together, unless to produce harmony. In this it resembles the organ, but this difference will speedily be recognised, and acquired by a tolerable performer on the piano-forte.

We have other advantages to point out in this instrument - it is cheap - it is permanent - without gross ill-usage, it cannot get out of order - it never requires tuning, after it bas been perfected by the maker! - it is exceedingly portable - it may embrace almost any compass, from one to six octaves; and any quality of tone, according to the description of metal employed in the springs. - In appearance, the largest instrument can be made to resemble the handsomest cottage piano-forte.

The double-action bellows by which this instrument is actuated, is at present inflated by means of a pedal. It is the simplest method possible, and, by a little practice, serves the performer to mark the time by a very convenient motion of the foot.

Lastly, by a peculiar contrivance, those who wish to go to a little extra expense, can have the means of increasing or diminishing the tone, ad libitum.

To our worthy fellow-citizens, the Messrs. Ellard of Sackville-street, do the public owe this sweet and invaluable instrument. With their wonted skill and industry, they have persevered until they have surmounted all the difficulties which at first impeded their progress. And now, having written on this subject entirely as our feelings dictated, we beg to refer the reader to an advertisement with reference to it, which be will found in another column."

- Morning News Letter. [Dublin, 1831]


6 December 1832, arrival at Sydney of Francis and Joanna Ellard, and children Frederick and Barbara

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12845889

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42006964

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12845889 

From Liverpool, the same day [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 . . .

1833

Ellard's first Sydney premises, No. 4, Adelaide place, Hunter Street

Ellard's first Sydney premises, No. 4, Adelaide place, Hunter Street, north side, corner of George St. (later Kern and Mader, Stationers); from Sydney in 1848, illustrated by copper-plate engravings of its principal streets, public buildings, churches, chapels, &c., from drawings by Joseph Fowles (Sydney: J. Fowles, 1848)

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=FL3325900 (DIGITISED)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846202

NEW MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
Adelaide Place, Hunter-street.
F. ELLARD, from the Old Established House of A. ELLARD of Dublin, has just opened the above Warehouse,
for the Sale of MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
The collection of Music contains the latest publications of the most eminent composers of the present day, and which will be kept up by regular supplies of the most esteemed and popular productions sent off for Sydney the moment they are published, either in London or Dublin.
The Piano-fortes are on the most approved plan, being the manufacture of the best London makers; and the other instruments are made at the manufactory of Mr. ELLARD'S Father, whose celebrity as a manufacturer is a sufficient guarantee for their superior construction; and from having his stock of Musical Instruments at his Father's manufactory prices, he is enabled to sell them cheaper than any ever yet sold in the Colony.
Mr. ELLARD will at all times receive orders to procure MUSIC or INSTRUMENTS from London or Dublin at a very small advance on the London prices.
* Piano-fortes tuned, and all other Musical Instruments correctly repaired.
From the long experience Mr. ELLARD has had in his Father's factory, as a Maker of Musical Instruments, he hopes to give satisfaction to those Ladies and Gentlemen who may honour him with their commands.

Ellard's initial is given incorrectly as H.; corrected later, see: [Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (18 February 1833), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846254 


"Domestic Intelligence", The Sydney Monitor (9 March 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32143250 

The following is a list of the new elegant shops, just finished in George and Hunter-streets, in two continuous rows, lately built by Messrs. Macdonald and King, and which are all let, save one; namely; in George-street, No. 1, to Mr. Prout, Land Agent; 2, Mr. Woolcot, shoemaker; 3, Mr. Dick, silversmith; 4, Mr. Rowley, dealer; 5, Mr. Hardie, fancy bread baker; 6, Mr. Moses, pastry cook; 7, not finished but let; in Hunter-street, No. 1, to Mr. Neilson, surgeon; 2, Mr. Hunt, saddler; 3, Mr. Ellard, music saloon; 4, Mr. Bennett, dealer; 5, Mr. Macklehose, toy bazaar; 6, Messrs. Martyn and Coomer, painters; 7, Mr. Chivett, butcher; 8, Mr. Napthali, dealer; 9, Mr. Barker, dealer; 10, and 11. Messrs. Ball & Hollinshed's Italian warehouse; 12, Mr. Kingdon, cutler; 13, Mr. McLeish, fancy bread baker. We understand not one of the proprietors of these lively pleasant looking shops, has reason to complain of their speculation. They are a vast improvement to Sydney.

ASSOCIATIONS: William Woolcot (shoemaker, father of Charles Henry Woolcott and William Prout Woolcott); Alexander Dick (silversmith)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (14 March 1833), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846410 

WANTED to Purchase, a Third ( or F. ) FLUTE, with additional Keys. Apply at MR. ELLARD'S Music Warehouse, Adelaide place, George-street. 13th March, 1833.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (1 April 1833), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846532 

"OH! WHY HAS HE FORGOT!" AN admired new BALLAD, as sung by Miss STEPHENS, and other principal Vocalists in London. The Music by S. NELSON; the Poetry by FREDERICK WALSH DRENNAN, Esq . . . To be had at ELLARD'S Music Saloon, Adelaide Place, George-street-price, 2s. 6d.

ASSOCIATIONS: Sidney Nelson, composer, later lived in Australia


Letter, W. J. Cavendish to Susannah Castell, Parramatta, Notasia [i.e. Oceania-Australasia], 20 April 1833 [by the ship Edward Lambe, departed Sydney that day]

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=FL179439 

Paramatta Notasia, April 20, '33.

I wrote by the ship Sovereign which sailed from Port Jackson on the 2d of March last, but as this Dutch hubbubboo may prevent your receiving it, I send you this duplicate, to which I have added two waltzes. The ["first" struckout] 2d and ["third: struckout] 5th Quadrilles I obtained from a Manilla Guittarist also the waltzes. No 1 is Bourbonnaise, No 3 is original and the second part was added by a creole of the Cape de Verde Islands. I have given them names characteristic of their origin . . . Yours W. J. Cavendish.

Do not sell these outright, you should bargain for a certain number Of copies for yourself. The agent here to Ellards music warehouse of Dublin [Francis Ellard] offered to purchase them, & I have offered him a set when I can collect them. I think this letter should not be kept [with] the Printer, but let him have a copy to engrave from. I should like ... [breaks off here]

ASSOCIATIONS: William Joseph Cavendish

NOTE: Cavendish's quadrilles include two with Australian Aboriginal place names as titles, "Woo-loo-moo-loo" and "Kurry Jong", and therefore probably the immediate impetus for the titles later chosen by the Ellards for their Australian quadrilles of 1835


[Advertisement], The Australian (24 May 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42007289 

THEATRE ROYAL, SYDNEY. MRS. WESTON begs most respectfully to announce . . . her BENEFIT . . . on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1833 . . . Tickets to be had at the residence of Mrs. Weston, on the Race Course; at Mr, Ellard's, Adelaide Place; Mr. Moffitt's, King-street; and at Mr. Burner's Royal Hotel. Vivant Rex et Regina.

NOTE: Ellard was thereafter frequently listed as a ticket-seller for Barnett Levey's Theatre Royal, and from 1838 for the Royal Victoria Theatre


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (3 June 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12846927 

GREAT BARGAIN.
HORIZONTAL GRAND PIANO-FORTE,
Manufactured by Broadwood, London, Six Octaves, and French polished,
On Sale at ELLARD'S Music Warehouse, HUNTER-STREET, SYDNEY,
ELLARD can with safety recommend the above as being perfectly sound, and will sell it considerably under half the original cost price.
It is well adapted for a Boarding School, or where an immensity of practice is required.


"RETURN OF ALL MALE CONVICTS ASSIGNED AND TRANSFERRED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH, 1833", New South Wales Government Gazette (5 June 1833), 206

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230390317 

. . . 833. Harris Thomas, Andromeda, toymaker, to Francis Ellard, Sydney . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (1 August 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12847387 

A GREAT BARGAIN. AN excellent CABINET PIANOFORTE, manufactured by ASTOR, Loudon, French polished, &c. ON SALE At Ellard"s Music Warehouse, Hunter-street, * Just received, a quantity of new music, both vocal and instrumental. Pianofortes tuned, and all other Musical Instruments correctly repaired.


[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (13 August 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2213394 

An attempt was made on Monday evening to rob the shop of Mr. Ellard, the music seller in Hunter-street, by cutting out a part of the window shutters. The villains were, however, disturbed in their operation.


"Sydney General Trade List. IMPORTS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (31 December 1833), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215096 

Dec. 24. - SIR CHARLES FORBES, (ship), 308 tons, Leslie master, from Liverpool, Aspinall & Co., agents . . . 5 cases musical instruments, 1 case a lathe, M. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (31 December 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215093

New Vocal Piano Forte,
HARP, FLUTE, AND GUITAR MUSIC,
Pianofortes, Spanish Guitars, Flutes, Violins, Ladies' Tamborines, &c.
ELLARD begs to return his grateful thanks to the Public for the very liberal patronage bestowed on him since commencing business; and having just received a large investment of the above description of goods, offers them at prices considerably under any yet sold by him.
The Pianofortes, are selected by his brother from, the most celebrated Manufactories in London, having all the modern improvements.
The Guitars are of the best Spanish manufacture, with patent heads.
ELLARD begs particularly to invite the attention of the public to several newly invented Instruments, particularly to the Phisharmonicon and Metalaphone, whose beauty of tone require only to be heard to be appreciated. A fresh assortment of Foreign Violins, Violincello, Harp, and Guitar Strings.
A regular supply of Modern Music will leave England monthly for him.
*** J. E. will now be enabled to hire all musical instruments by the night, week, month, or year.
Pianofortes tuned and repaired correctly The highest price allowed for second-hand instruments in exchange for new.

1834

Australian almanack and Sydney directory for the year 1834, 268

. . . musical instrument maker . . . music seller . . . Hunter Street . . .


"NEWLY INVENTED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS", The Sydney Monitor (3 January 1834), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32145337 

Mr. Ellard, of the Musical Repository, Hunter Street, has received by the last vessel from England, two newly invented instruments; namely, the Phisharmonicon and Metalaphone; also, the latest improvement on the Piano and the Accordion. The two first are wind instruments, similarly constructed as the Piano, only with bellows, moved either with the foot or hand, as most convenient. If by hand, they must be moved by a second person. The construction of these Instruments is similar to that of the Seraphine, with metallic reeds, and the tone partakes of the Bassoon, the Oboe, and the Violoncello, producing a rich full note in the bass, and a sweet but acute note in the treble. The instruments are particularly adapted to sacred music, and are constructed with pedals, which increase or soften the tone to a great extreme. The price of them is from 40l. to 60l. Clementi's square Pianos, with metallic plates extended sounding boards, are a wonderful improvement upon every former instrument of the sort. The deep rich tone of this Instrument is beyond compare either with the grand or horizontal Instrument. The bass notes are produced on a single twisted string, which prevents the jarring sound produced upon the old triples, and gives out the note at once full and distinct. These Instruments have also extra keys, which render them particularly adapted for duets. The improved Accordions are constructed with stops, which give either the original note without the accompaniment, or the combined note, which is the third and fifth. There is an escape valve to prevent damage in the bellows when played on by inexperienced persons.


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (12 March 1834), 147

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230686393 

LIST of Transfers of Male Convicts made in the month of October, 1833 . . .
Ellard F., Hunter-street, a butler, from John Plunket . . .


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12849175

Mr. Ellard, the Musical Instrument Maker, has completed a Bugle of a very superior description, to be used in Major Mitchell's exploring party.


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (17 May 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166588616 

May 17. - CRAIGIEVAR (brig), 263 tons, Jeffrey, master, George Bunn & Co., agents . . .
. . . 2 cases pianofortes, T. Ellard . . .


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (25 June 1834), 440

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230686926 

Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office, Sydney, 24th June, 1834.
THE undermentioned Prisoners having absconded from the Individuals and employments set against their respective Names, and some of them being at large with stolen Certificates, and Tickets of Leave . . .
Mullan Patrick Roslyn Castle, 33-255,31, Antrim, butler, footman, 5 feet 3 1/4, brown comp black hair nearly bald, grey eyes, middle finger of left hand broken, from Mr. Ellard, Hunter-street, since 20th June . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (21 July 1834), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12849932 

NEW VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. F. ELLARD begs to inform the Public that he has just received a supply of the above description of MUSIC, selected from the latest compositions. Music Warehouse, Hunter-street.


[Advertisement], The Australian (25 July 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42008272 

PHILHARMONIC CONCERTS. THE Subscribers to these CONCERTS are respectfully informed that the First Musical Soiree, will take place at the PULTENEY HOTEL, on FRIDAY, July 26, under the immediate patronage of His Excellency the Governor . . .
. . . applications for Tickets must be mode at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon, Adelaide Place, Hunter-street . . .


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (6 August 1834), 575

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230687172 

Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office, Sydney, 5th August, 1834.
THE undermentioned Prisoners having absconded from the Individuals and employments set against their respective Names . . .
. . . Mullan Patrick Rosslyn Castle, 33-215, 31, Antrim, butler, and groom, 5 feet 3 1/4, brown comp, black hair, nearly bald, grey eyes, middle finger of left hand broken, from F. Ellard, Hunter-street, since 29th July. Second time of absconding . . .


[Advertisement], The Australian (19 August 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42007668 

Royal Hotel, Sydney, July 28th, 1834.
We the Undersigned, in conformity with a Resolution this day agreed to, request that the Colonists will meet on Thursday, the 28th August next, to take into consideration the necessity of addressing the House of Commons upon the subject of the intended mal-appropriation of the proceeds of the Sale of Waste Lands, under the denomination of - "Droits of the Crown"; and also to remonstrate against the Estimates for the ensuing year; and for other purposes connected with the above matters and further to take into consideration the Conduct of the Sheriff in refusing to convene the Public Meeting desired by the Requisitionists.
W. C. WENTWORTH, Chairman . . . F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (21 August 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850231 

NEW MUSIC. F. ELLARD begs to inform the Public
that he has just received, ex William Lockerby, a supply of the latest Publications,
selected for him by his brother in London.
The Songs, Duetts & Trios from Auber's splendid Opera of Gustavus III.
The above Opera may be had arranged for a full Military Band.
Music Warehouse, Hunter-street.

"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Sydney Herald (24 August 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12850263 

August 19. - WILLIAM LOCKERBY (ship), 334 tons, Howe, master, from London, W. Walker & Co., agents . . .
. . . 1 case music, E. Ellard . . .


[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (23 August 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216922 

We are informed that Mrs. Ellard has so far recovered from her indisposition as to be able to appear at the Philharmonic Concert on Tuesday next, and sing that sweet air of "Savourneen Delish," the strain of the Emerald Isle.


"Domestic Intelligence", The Australian (26 August 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42007630 

On Tuesday evening we attended the first part of a series of concerts, intended to be given by Mrs. Bird at the Pulteney Hotel, we hail with delight every rational attempt to improve, instruct, or amuse society in Sydney. The more we advance in this line, the greater will be the inducement to sojourn amongst us. Where all contributed so much to to delight us, it would be deemed invidious to select for commendation one individual in preference to another; however we cannot refrain from testifying our satisfaction at the manner in which Mrs. Paul, executed that difficult piece the "Soldier tired;" with a full recollection, of the magic tones of a Billington, we can without flattery award to Mrs. P. that merit of praise to which she is so well entitled. One disappointment in common with all present was felt by us on the announcement that Mrs. Ellard, through indisposition could not fulfil engagement she had entered into with the public. The company was select, but not so numerous as we could have wished. In the event of the other concerts being continued, we would venture to suggest the introduction of a few glees, it would give more variety, and thereby gratify the taste of many who are partial to them. We sincerely wish Mrs. Bird every success to which from her highly cultivated taste, and respectability she is so well entitled.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 September 1834), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216996 

. . . August 26. - VESTAL (barque), 374 tons, Taylor, master, from Liverpool via Hobart Town, J. Lord & Co., agents . . .
6 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32147077

Yesterday evening, the second soiree of the Society took place at the Pulteney Hotel. The company, though not numerous, comprised a great portion of the most respectable inhabitants of the Colony; His Excellency the Governor, the Colonial-Secretary, Mr. Potter McQueen, Captain Hunter and family, &c. &c. We have not time to give the particular merits of each performer, suffice to say, that it went of better than we expected. The band of the 17th regiment, under Mr. Lewis, performed wonders. Mrs. Boatright, and Mrs. Ellard, are singers of superior taste, altho' wanting in that necessary ingredient - confidence. We can not but notice the Dead March, sung by Mrs. B., which is, without exception, the sweetest production we have heard for sometime.


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (17 September 1834), 663

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230687424 

LIST of ASSIGNMENTS of MALE CONVICTS, made in the month of July, 1834 . . .
Ellard Francis, Hunter-street, a turner . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 November 1834), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28654386 

TO THE INHABITANTS RESIDING ON THE HUNTER'S RIVER.
F. ELLARD, Musical Instrument Manufacturer, AND PIANOFORTE TUNER,
BEGS to inform the Inhabitants of the above District, that he will be in Maitland on MONDAY, 24th instant.
* Any commands left at Mr. Cox's Hotel, shall be punctually attended to.
November 12, 1834.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32147866

. . . Mrs. Taylor's voice is naturally harsh, and by mismanagement she renders it more so. She attempts the bravura style of singing; in which she does not succeed. The pathetic song Erin go Bragh, lost its peculiar character as sung by Mrs. T. Mrs. Ellard sings this song with expression, and pleases accordingly . . .

1835

Australian almanack and Sydney directory for the year 1835, 424

. . . musical instrument maker . . . music seller . . . Hunter Street . . .


"Ship News", Morning Star and Commercial Advertiser [Hobart Town, VDL] (6 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232498193 

Cargo of the Cabotia, John Eshton, from Liverpool . . . 8 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], Morning Star and Commercial Advertiser (13 January 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232498238 

PIANO FORTES BUFFED, TUNED, &c.
MR. JACOB NEVILLE, late of Mr. A Ellard's, Musical Instrument Manufactory, Sackville Street, Dublin, haring arrived in Hobert Town, by the Cabotia, on his way to Sydney, purposes, from the encouragement he has received here, to remain a few months, during which time he will buff and tune piano fortes, having been brought up in that department; and trusts he will give general satisfaction to those, who may employ him. - Any commands left with Mr. Reichenberg, Mr. Davis, or at the office of this paper, will be punctually attended to.

ASSOCIATION: Jacob Neville


"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (29 January 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12851410 

Mrs. Taylor, the vocalist, intends giving a Concert at the Pulteney Hotel early in the ensuing month. Most of the profession have offered their services on the occasion, and Mr. Cavendish will superintend the performances; a splendid new instrument called a Metalaphone, recently imported by Mr. Ellard, will be introduced on the night of the Concert to accompany the chorusses.


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (4 February 1835), 79

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230654716 

LIST OF ASSIGNMENTS of MALE CONVICTS made in the month of December last . . .
Ellard Francis, Sydney, a piano-forte-makers' boy . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (12 February 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12851482 

F. ELLARD BEGS to inform the Public, that he has just received a supply of Cabinet, and Grand square PIANOFORTES (with all the modern improvements) ; also, a variety of Spanish Guitars, Flutes, Violins, &c, &c.
A quantity of new Vocal and Instrumental Music, amongst which are the Songs, Duetts, &c., in the new Opera of Le pre aux Clercs, by Herold.
A fresh supply of Harp, Guitar, Violin, and Violincello Strings, warranted.
* Ellard particularly requests to draw the public attention to two beautiful Seraphins which he has unpacked.
Pianofortes Tuned, and all Musical Instruments correctly repaired.
A covered Spring Caravan for removing Pianofortes, &c, on hire.
Music Warehouse, Hunter-street.


"CIVILIZATION", The Tasmanian (27 February 1835), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232800511 

Was it not for "Penal Discipline," and its necessarily concomitant drawbacks upon the community, this Colony would rapidly advance in the elegancies, as well as the comforts of life. Already have we a theatre, equal in every respect to any in Britain - the Metropolitan and the chief Provincial excepted. We have several highly accomplished musicians of both sexes, and recently a gentleman - Mr. Neville - has arrived here, who having been brought up in one of the first manufactories of musical instruments in Europe, Messrs. Ellard's of Dublin, is enabled to put to rights, "to regulate," as we believe is the professional phrase, pianofortes of the highest improved construction. Mr. Neville being besides, an accomplished musician, is a great acquisition to the Colony, and we trust he will receive sufficient encouragement to prevent his accepting powerful inducements which have been held out to him to proceed to the - certainly highly favoured in every respect - great elder Colony.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (7 March 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32148412 

NEW MUSIC.
JUST RECEIVED, (At the Warehouse of the Undersigned,)
THE MUSIC in the New Operas of Nourjahad and The Mountain Sylph.
ALSO, Thomas Moore, Esquire's 10th Number of Irish Melodies.
F. ELLARD, Music Warehouse, Hunter-street, March 5th, 1835.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (30 March 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12851786 

To the Inhabitants of Bong Bong, Inverary, Goulburn, &c.
F. ELLARD, Musical instrument Maker, and Pianoforte Tuner,
WILL be in the above Neighbourhood on or about the 2d April.
Any commands left for him at the Post-offices of the above Places, shall be punctually attended to.
Music Warehouse, Hunter-street.


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (2 May 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166587805 

. . . April 28. - FREAK (brig), 201 tons, Bouch, master, from Liverpool, A. B. Smith & Co., agents . . .
5 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"NORMAL INSTITUTION, HYDE PARK", The Sydney Monitor (27 June 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32149207 

After a comparative trial of merit among the Students of the Normal Institution, which lasted from nine to three o'clock on each of the two preceding days; the announcement of the successful competitors was made on Thursday last, as follows: . . .
Prize were, moreover, adjudged to the following young gentlemen; to the last for general good conduct - to the others, for general diligence and ability, during the past half-year, namely, Masters Edward Aspinall, John Laycock, Frederick Perry, Richard Roberts, Frederick Ellard, and Edward Gibson . . .

"THE DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AT THE NORMAL INSTITUTION", The Sydney Gazette (30 June 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2198910


[Advertisement], The Australian (30 June 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42008984 

TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.
THE Undersigned will take a Respectable LAD as an Apprentice.
F. ELLARD, Music Seller, and Musical Instrument Maker.
No. 4, Hunter Street, June 25th, 1835.


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (1 July 1835), 462

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230655727 

LIST of Assignments of Male Convicts on the 1st, 12th and 19th of May, 1835 . . .
Ellard F., Sydney, 1 cabinetmaker's boy . . .


"SUPREME COURT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (9 July 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2199073 

MONDAY, JULY 6th, (Before Mr. Justice Dowling, and Messrs. Kinghorne and Foster, Assessors) Stephens v. Lyons. This was an action on the case to recover compensation in damages from the defendant, who is an auctioneer in Sydney, for having, through his neglect and want of prudence, permitted certain property entrusted to him for public sale, by the plaintiff, to be sold at a rate alleged to be considerably under its fair value . . . Mr. Ellard - I have been called by both parties to see this piano; it is worth £35; I have tuned it for the last two years, and I never stated it to be worth £80 . . .


"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE . . . DEPATURES", The Sydney Herald (30 July 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12852781 

For Hobart Town, same day [27 July], the brig Siren, Captain Duff, with sundries. Passengers, Anthony Williams, Esq. Mr. H. S. Benjamin, Mrs. Benjamin, and 2 children; Mr. F. Ellard, Master Ellard . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4179527 

The brig Siren, 141 tons, Capt. Duff, arrived on Tuesday [4 August], from Sydney, the 27th July, with a general cargo. Passengers . . . Mrs. Ellard and son [sic] . . .

"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (20 August 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12852899

From Hobart Town, same day [19 August], having sailed from thence the 14th instant, the brig Siren, Captain Duff, with sundries. Passengers, Rev. Mr. Somner, Roman Catholic Clergyman, Mr. F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 August 1835), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2199840 

TO AMATEURS & PROFESSORS OF MUSIC.
THE Undersigned has just received a supply of English and Foreign Violin, Violoncello, and Guitar Strings, in excellent preservation.
F. ELLARD, Music Warehouse, Hunter-street, August 21, 1835.


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (5 September 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166586845 

September 2 - JANE GOUDIE (brig), 233 tons, Simpson, master, from Liverpool, Aspinall & Co., agents . . .
3 cases merchandise, F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (10 September 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853019 

AUSTRALIAN PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION. NOTICE is hereby given, that the Subscriptions to this Association, will be received at either of the Banks, or by Messrs. J. Paul, S. Lyons, and L. Iredale, who are the Honorary Collectors . . .
. . .
F. Ellard....... 1 0 0
J. Greenfield... 1 0 0
A. Dick......... 1 0 0 . . .
JOHN STEPHEN, Honorary Secretary.

ASSOCIATIONS: On the recently founded body, see Report of the directing committee of the Australian Patriotic Association for the year ending 1st July 1836 (Sydney: Printed by Edwyn Henry Statham, 1836)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21630167 

The chief object of the Patriotic Association is to obtain for the free inhabitants of New South Wales, a bona fide representative Government . . .


[2 advertisements], The Sydney Herald (21 September 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853083 

TUITION IN SINGING.
MRS. CHESTER (from the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden,) begs to inform the Public, that during her stay in Sydney, it is her intention to give instructions in Singing - Terms to be known at Mr. Ellard's, Music Warehouse, Hunter-street. September 19, 1835.

JUST RECEIVED by the Undersigned, direct from London, a choice Se- lection of Modern Music, from the latest Operas, among which are the Song, Duetts, &c. from the New Opera of the Bravo, or the Red Mask; also several Ballads, as sung by Mrs. Chester at the Theatres Royal Drury Lane and Covent Garden. New and second-hand Piano Fortes constantly on Sale and Hire. F. ELLARD, Music Warehouse, Hunter-street, September 21, 1835.

ASSOCIATIONS: Marian Maria Chester

MUSIC: The bravo; or, The red mask, was adapted for the English stage and first produced at Drury-Lane on 15 November 1834, based on the recent opera Il bravo by Marliani, itself based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel.


"IMPORTS", The Sydney Monitor (23 September 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32149767 

September 14. - Oriental (ship), 506 tons, Allen, master, from Liverpool via Hobart Town, A. B. Smith and Co., agents . . .
2 cases pianofortes, F. Ellard . . .


1 December 1835, arrival of shipment from Dublin

12 December 1835, first notice of The much admired Australian quadrilles, and The parting

"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (5 December 1835), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166588728 

December 1. - RACHAEL (barque), 383 tons, Potter, master, from Liverpool via Hobart Town, John Lord & Co., agents . . .
6 packages musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Monitor (12 December 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32150302 

We have been favoured by Mr. Ellard with music for five Australian Quadrilles, to which we shall refer in our next.

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (12 December 1835), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2201678

We have before us a beautiful ballad, (the music said to be by a lady), and "The much admired Australian Quadrilles," published in Dublin by our enterprising fellow-colonist, Mr. Ellard, of Hunter-street, Sydney. There is a simplicity and beauty in the former which we are sure will attract the attention of all young ladies studying the pianoforte, and will be a very good addition to their initiatory studies. With regard to the second, we are satisfied that they will afford many unhappy hour of amusement to the Australian daughters and sons of Terpsichore. We strongly recommend them to the attention of the public.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28654531

We have received from Mr. Ellard, the music-seller of Hunter-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.

"ERRATUM", The Sydney Herald (28 December 1835), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12853687

ERRATUM. The notice of Mr. Ellard's new music in our last number, an omission was made; instead of the Ballad of F. A. H. being in "flats," it should have been three flats.

1836

[Advertisement], The Australian (1 January 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855961 

FOR THE LADIES. ON NEW YEARS DAY WILL BE PUBLISHED, THE MINSTREL WALTZ FOR 1836 DEDICATED BY PERMISSION, TO MRS. E. DEAS THOMSON, COMPOSED By T. STUBBS. PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETOR AT ELLARD'S MUSIC WAREHOUSE HUNTER-STREET.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST. IMPORTS", Commercial Journal and Advertiser (29 February 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226459033 

Feb. 23. - ELLEN (barque), 397 tons, Kemp, master, from Liverpool via Hobart Town, Aspinall & Co., agents . . .
3 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"Shipping Intelligence", The True Colonist Van Diemen's Land Political Despatch . . . [Hobart Town, VDL] (25 March 1836), 91

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203146274 

March 23.- Sailed the brig Syren, with sundries, for Sydney. Passengers - Capt. and Mrs. Hindman, family and servants, W. Dalton, Esq., Mrs. J. Weavill, Master Ellard . . .

"Shipping Intelligence", The Sydney Monitor (30 March 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32151035 

Also [28 March], the brig Siren, Captain Hayle from Hobart Town 22nd instant. Passengers . . . Master Ellard . . .


[Notice], New South Wales Government Gazette (14 September 1836), 718

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230673125 

Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office, September 14, 1836.
THE undermentioned Prisoners having absconded from the individuals and employments set against their respective names . . .
Read James, Forth (3), 35-764, 21, Dublin, cabinet-maker's boy, 5 feet 6 1/4 inches, ruddy comp., brown hair, grey eyes, scar back of top of right middle finger, scar back of left fourth finger, from F. Ellard, Sydney, since 7th instant, on pass to proceed to the Murrumbidgee . . .


"Sydney General Trade List . . . IMPORTS", The Australian (20 September 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857365 

September 15 - GOSHAWK (brig), 244 tons, Laing, master, from Liverpool via Hobart Town, Aspinall & Co., agents . . .
6 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


21 September 1836, oratorio, St. Mary's Cathedral, Hyde Park, Sydney

"SYDNEY PAPERS", Saunders's news-letter [Dublin, Ireland] (3 April 1837), 2

A musical festival look place in September, which Mr. Wallace conducted. The Sydney Herald says, "He led in his usual masterly style, and embraced only an opportunity of giving the audience one of his most delightful solos." The performance of the oratorio commenced with the seraphine imported to that colony by Mr. Ellard, formerly of this city. The overtures to Joseph and Zara were played amongst other pieces. Upwards of 300l. was collected. Major England allowed the band of the 4th regiment to aid in the performances.


[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (6 October 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207029 

Mr. Ellard, of Hunter-street, is about removing into more spacious premises, next to Mr. Tegg, in De Mestre's buildings, George-street. These houses have found tenants before they could be completed, notwithstanding the rent is £175 a year. When the Military Barracks are disposed of, as they shortly will be, they will certainly be considered equal in situation, to any other in the Colony.


"POLICE INCIDENTS. Sullivan v. Ellard", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 October 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207336 

Defendant was held to bail to keep the peace, towards plaintiff, for calling him a lying puppy, mid threatening to kick him, round the town, and horsewhip him, as it would only cost him £5.


"POLICE. THURSDAY 24th Nov.", The Sydney Monitor (25 November 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32154021 

James Coffin, a boy from the Orphan School, apprenticed to Mr. Ellard, of George street, was charged with absconding. Mr. Gisborne said, he thought if Mr. Ellard took the boy home, and gave him a sound flogging, it would have a good effect, and prevent anything of the sort occurring again. Mr. E. stated, that he had already tried that method, and it had been of no benefit. - Remanded.


Ellard's second Sydney premises, George Street

Ellard's second Sydney premises, east side of George Street, south from Hunter St., opposite the Barrack Gate (later Grocott); from Sydney in 1848, illustrated by copper-plate engravings of its principal streets, public buildings, churches, chapels, &c., from drawings by Joseph Fowles (Sydney: J. Fowles, 1848)

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=FL3325908 (DIGITISED)


[News], The Australian (25 November 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36859068 

Mr. F. Ellard. has removed his Music Saloon to one of those elegant houses erected by P. Demestre, Esq., opposite the Barrack gate.

ASSOCIATIONS: Prosper Demestre (1789-1844)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (26 November 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2207985 

Music Saloon. F. ELLARD
BEGS to inform his numerous Patrons, Friends, and the Public, that he has REMOVED his MUSIC SALOON from Hunter- street to P. De Mestre's, Esq., Buildings, George-street, where with his former STOCK of MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, he has just received some splendid toned PIANOFORTES by the best London Makers. Music Saloon. Opposite the Barrack Gate, George Street.

"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Sydney Monitor (28 November 1836), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32154050 

The new establishment of Mr. Ellard, now of George street, Music seller, attracts many visitors.


[Advertisement], The Australian (8 December 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857243 

New Music. F. ELLARD,
BEGS to inform the Public, that he has just received, ex FLORENTIA, a quantity of new and popular Publications, consisting of Songs, Duets, Quadrilles, Pianoforte Pieces, Guitar, Vocal and Instrumental, &c. &c.
ALSO, Some excellent toned Piano-fortes, by the best London Makers.
Music Saloon, George-street, opposite the Barrack Gate.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (12 December 1836), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12864426 

REMOVAL. J. F. JOSEPHSON, JUNIOR., BEGS to acquaint his Friends and the Public, that he has removed from Mr. Pendray's to Mr. F. Ellard's, opposite the Barrack Gate.


1837

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 February 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2209146 

Mr. Stewart, the Chairman of the Quarter Sessions, has composed a very pretty little song, called "Echo's Song," which he has dedicated to Mrs. C. Logan, of Hobart Town; it has been set to music by Mr. W. Wallace, and is printed by Austin & Co., in a style that does these gentlemen credit. The printing of the music is excellent, but the printing of the words have not been taken the same pains with. It is to be had at Messrs. Ellard, Tyrer's and at the printers.


[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (8 February 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226459751 

TO BE RAFFLED FOR, A SPLENDID Toned Rosewood Grand Cabinet PIANO-FORTE, six and a half Octave, valued at 150 Guineas, perfectly new, the speculation of a gentleman lately arrived in the Colony. To be seen at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon. Number of throws to be limited to Fifty, at £2 10s. each.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 February 1837), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12856417 

MUSIC SALOON, GEORGE-STREET.
F. ELLARD, MOST respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that in addition to his former Stock he has just received some of the finest toned Grand-semi-grand Cabinet and Horizontal Piano-fortes ever yet imported into the Colony, made particularly to order (for a warm climate), with double bolts and bottoms, which be will sell considerably less than any ever yet sold in Sydney.
A variety of Spanish Guitars with patent machine heads.
A choice selection of new Music, ex Kinnear, consisting of Songs, Duets, Piano-forte Pieces, Quadrilles, Waltzes, &c.
Also, Piano-forte, Harp, Guitar, Violin, Flute, Flageolet, &c.
Tutors, of the latest editions.
* All Piano-fortes purchased at Ellard's kept in tune for twelve months free of expense.


"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Sydney Monitor (6 March 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32155110 

Mr. Ellard's new shop exhibits a splendid supply of new piano fortes of all descriptions.


"Sydney General Trade List. IMPORTS", The Colonist (23 March 1837), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31719191 

16 - Maria (barque), 280 tons, Miller, master, from Liverpool, A. R. Smith and Co., agents . . .
4 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (5 April 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32155489 

PIANO-FORTES. WILLIAM WALLACE begs to invite the attention of the Public to the most splendid and valuable consignment of Piano-fortes ever imported to this Colony.
They are selected expressly for Mr. Wallace, by the celebrated composer and pianist, Henry Herz, and may be seen at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon, George-street.
N. B. -M. W. has also received an elegant assortment of the newest Music, by the most eminent composers.


[News], The Australian (14 April 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858796 

Nothing can be a surer indication of the prosperity of the Colony than the number of costly and splendid pianofortes sold at Mr. Ellard's within the last month, which were lately imported by Mr. Wallace. Among the purchasers we find the names of Messrs. Deas Thomson, Edye Manning, Plunkett, Robert Scott, Colonel Wall, and many other highly respectable Colonists. We understand that a partnership is about to be entered into between Mr. Wallace and Mr. Ellard. By the combination of Mr. Wallace's taste in the selection of instruments and music and the thorough knowledge acquired by Mr. Ellard in a most extensive manufactory, of the mechanical part of the profession; we could boast of possessing a musical establishment that might be compared with propriety to any in the Mother Country. The resources of the piano and violin were never completely displayed until the arrival of Mr. Wallace on our shores, and the magical effects produced by that "Virtuoso," have certainly led our "Dilletanti" to enter "Con Anima" into the systematic cultivation of an art so conducive to social intercourse, and to the abolition of discord among our Colonial gentry - "a consummation devoutly to be wished." - Correspondent.


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (15 April 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166588596 

April 13 - CAROLINE (ship), 329 tons, Williams, master, from London, T. Gore & Co., agents . . .
6 cases pianofortes, F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (18 April 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2210481 

PIANOFORTES, EX "CAROLINE", F. ELLARD begs to inform the Public, that in addition to his former Stock he has received another supply of Pianofortes (particularly selected for him by his brother in London), which he can afford to sell considerably less than any in the Colony, on account of importing them himself. All Pianofortes guarranteed and kept in tune for twelve months.

[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (22 April 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2210551 

Pianofortes are becoming very plentiful in Sydney, so that the old complaint of not being able to obtain one of these instruments is completely obviated. There is an extensive assortment both at Messrs. Isaac Simmons and Co.'s, Mr. Ellard's, and Mr. Tyrers.


"POLICE", The Sydney Monitor (1 May 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32155826 

Terence Neil, assigned servant to Mr. Ellard, George Street, was charged by Elizabeth Dixon, a free woman, with assaulting her on Sunday last. She told Mr. Ellard that the prisoner had ill used her, which he at first denied, but on the following day acknowledged it, saying he was very sorry for it. Fifty lashes.


"MANIFESTS. IMPORTS", The Sydney Monitor (29 May 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32156108 

May 25 - CITY OF EDINBURGH (ship), 367 tons, Baker, master, from London, Campbell and Co., agents . . .
1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (29 May 1837), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32156128 

COMPENSATION GRAND PIANO FORTE, With Metallic Tubes [? recte Plates].
MANUFCTURED BY THE PATENTEES, W. Stodart & Sons.
F. ELLARD begs to inform the Public that he has received one of the above description of Instruments. Any comment on the celebrity of those Piano Fortes would be superfluous.
* * A splendid collection of Spanish Guitars, Flutes, Strings, and Modern Music, Ex "CITY OF EDINBURGH."
Music Saloon, George-street.


[News], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (1 June 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2211173 

The carriage entrance to Government House was splendidly illuminated on Monday night, in honor of His Majesty's Birth Day. "God save the King," flanked on either hand with medallions, stars, and wreaths in variegated lamps, surmounted the gateway, and above all, W. R. and a crown, the whole had a pleasing effect. Messrs. Tegg, the bookseller, Ellard's Music Saloon, and S. Dick, gold and silversmith, Knight's Hotel, and Roberts' Coffee Rooms, in Market-street, were also illuminated.


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (17 June 1837), 1-2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166586254 

June 16 - VESPER (barque), 310 tons, Fraser, master, from London, R. Anderson, agent . . . [2] . . .
1 box music, I trunk British goods, F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (28 June 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32156440 

NEW MUSIC Ex "VESPER." F. ELLARD, respectfully informs the Public that he has received a further supply of Music, selected from the latest Publications, MUSIC SALOON, George-street.


[Advertisement], The Australian (15 August 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857993 

To the Inhabitants of the Hunters River, &c.
F. ELLARD, Musical Instrument Maker, Pianoforte Tuner, Repairer, &c., begs to inform the inhabitants of the above district that he will be in Maitland, on or about the 18th Instant [? proximo].
Any commands left at Mr. James Cox's, Maitland, will be punctually attended to.

[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (13 September 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226459894 


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Australian (22 August 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36855661 

August 19 - MAJESTIC (ship), 314 tons, Martin, master, from Liverpool via Hobart Town, A. B. Smith & Co. agents . . .
1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Sydney Herald (28 August 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12859780 

August 22 - ELLEN (barque), 397 tons, Kemp, master, from London, Aspinall, Browne & Co., agents . . .
1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"POLICE INCIDENTS", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (28 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2213158 

James Coffey, free, an indented apprentice to Mr. Ellard, of George-street, having absconded from his master, and his general conduct being anything but exemplary, was sentenced lo solitary confinement in a cell, on bread and water, for ten days. The First Police Magistrate remonstrated with him on the impropriety of his behaviour, remarking, at the same time, that on his next coming before the Bench, for a similar offence, the full penalty of the law relating to the punishment of apprentices, to prevent offenders, would be resorted to.

"POLICE", The Australian (29 September 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857808 

James Coffee, a lad about ten years of age, was brought before the Bench charged with absconding from Mr Ellard's service, to whom he had been an indented apprentice from the Orphan School for about two years. The child was met by a constable, perambulating the streets at a late hour of the night, and on being questioned as to who he was, he admitted the fact at once. Mr Ellard deposed that the prisoner was a very bad boy, and that he had absconded often before. The Bench sentenced him to solitary confinement in a cell for ten days, on bread and water, with an intimation, that should he again offend, his punishment would be of a much more severe nature.


"MANIFESTS. IMPORTS", The Sydney Monitor (23 October 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32157756 

October 20 - VANGUARD (brig), 250 tons, Walker, master, from London, G. Porter and Co., agents . . .
5 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (23 October 1837), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12855425 

New Musical Instruments, Ex VANGUARD.
F. ELLARD BEGS to inform the Public, that in addition to his former Stock of Broadwood and Collard's Pianofortes, he has received some splendid toned Cabinet and Cottage Instruments, selected by Henri Herz, which he is determined to sell considerably less than any yet disposed of in the Colony - having been purchased in London for Cash.
All Pianofortes purchased from Ellard kept in tune for twelve months, free of charge.
Musical Instruments manufactured and correctly repaired.
Music Saloon, George-street, opposite the Barrack Gate.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (15 November 1837), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32158024 

NEW MUSIC at Halfprice. F. ELLARD
HAS Received ex Eweretta, a splendid collection of Vocal and instrumental MUSIC, which he is now selling, at his Music Saloon, at half the London Market Price.


"MANIFESTS. IMPORTS", The Sydney Monitor (18 December 1837), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32158371 

December 13 - HINDOO (bark), 310 tons, Cameron master, from Liverpool and Hobart Town, Aspinall, Browne & Co., agents . . .
2 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

1838

29 January 1838, Collard and Collard square piano sold

Square piano, made by Collard & Collard, England, c.1835-38; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, NSW, 2002/70/1

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/249435103 

https://ma.as/11552 

Has ink inscription on edge: "Sold by / F. Ellard / Sydney / 1 - 29 - 38 . . ."; has paper label on board: "Manufactured expressly for F. Ellard Sydney"; Rear left of soundboard has the number "1673" stamped into timber. Below this is the number "32142" in black ink, to the right "No 9" black stencil. White paper label on back of nameboard attached by donor, printed in black:

W. F. Bradshaw Pty. Ltd. . . . / ESTABLISHED 1941 / CLOCKS - ANTIQUES - FURNITURE . . . / This square piano, was sold to the T. W. McPhillamy family of Bathurst, on the / 29th January 1838 and was in the drawing room of their homestead "Fosters Valley" house, and remained in the room, where it was placed in 1838, until it / was sold to me on 31st May 1999. It was probably made by Frederick Collard, / for F. Ellard Sydney as it has stamped into the rest plate F.C.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (3 February 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2547109 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
MR. ELLARD begs to announce that he is in daily expectation of a Consignment of SPLENDID PIANOFORTES, from the celebrated House of Collard and Co. (late Clementi's), the same having been made expressly for this Colony, which can be proved to any one wishing to purchase.
Mr. Ellard begs further to state that he has made arrangements for the exclusive sale of Collard's Instruments, of which, for the future, he will always have regular Consignments of every description.
Sydney, February 1st, 1838.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (1 March 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2550001 

F. ELLARD
BEGS to announce with reference to a former advertisement, that his first Consignment of PIANOS, from the celebrated Home of Collard and Collard (late Clementi), have just arrived per Earl of Harewood, and as there are only Eight, early application is necessary, as some of them are already bespoke.
THEY CONSIST OF
1 Semi Grand with all the modern improvements
2 Splendid Grand Cabinets, with ditto
4 Grand Square, with Check Action
1 Microchordon Piano.
ELLARD will warrant these Instruments to be of the best class manufactured, and made expressly for the Colony. They will be landed in a few days, when he will be happy for the Public to inspect them.
All Pianos purchased from ELLARD, will be exchanged within twelve months if not approved of; also, during that time kept in tune.
A covered Spring Caravan for HIRE always in attendance.

[News], The Australian (2 March 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858207 

We have seen some of those splendid Pianos that Mr. Ellard has imported; and our musical friends have expressed themselves in high terms of their capabilities. The workmanship is of a superior order, and the sound of the instruments is rich and melodious.

"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Sydney Herald (5 March 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12864859 

February 28 - EARL OF HAREWOOD (ship), 280 tons, Salmon, master, from London. A. B. Spark, agent . . . 2 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"MANIFESTS. IMPORTS", The Sydney Monitor (12 March 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32159327 

March 8 - COCKERMOUTH CASTLE (brig), 231 tons, Bell, master, from London, Montefiores, Breillat & Co., agents . . .
2 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


20 March 1838, purchase of music, and musical instruments, from Robert Wrede

Journal, Robert Wrede, Sydney, 24 February to 7 May 1838; ed. in Peter Nicholls, A wonderful change, the story of Robert Wrede including his journal 1837-41 ([Australia]: [Peter Nicholls], 2012), 47, 48, 49, 53, 62-63

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=xqIYCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA47 (PREVIEW)

Saturday, 24th February 1838: Took a long walk before breakfast, after which I called on Mr. Ellard and had but a cool reception with an invitation to dinner; but as I was not without the means of procuring it elsewhere, I declined it. No music shop in London is worthy of being compared to Mr. Ellard's in point of elegance.

[47] . . . Monday 26th . . . Called on Mr. Ellard and Mr. Sparke; afterwards waited on Mr. Campbell who received me very kindly, and told me that he had 2 instruments still on hand and another sold, but not paid for; also that the damaged Rosewood one fetched £80.

Wednesday 28th . . . [49] Met Mr. Ellard when he was more chatty, and more jealous than ever, as it is his opinion that I intend setting up in Sydney to his loss; he told me he had heard I had been appointed Surveyor to the Customs, and would not believe me when I assured him to the contrary . . .

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=xqIYCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA53 (PREVIEW)

[53] . . . Tuesday 20th March . . . Very busy all day - sold all my small instruments to Ellard at invoice price - and Music at 1/2 price to be paid in 2 bills as 6 and 12 months. Rather too long credit for such a young beginner.

Friday 23rd . . . Sent Ellard his goods, and let a name in one of the square Piano Fortes . . .

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=xqIYCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA62 (PREVIEW)

Monday 7th May . . . Went to Mr. Ellard's and saw Mr. Kohler's letter to him. Ellard complained of not may having [63] ordered them; I soone set his mind at ease on this point, and was told I should be paid in cash at the end of the next month . . .

Letter, Robert Wrede, Sydney, 24 March 1838, to Herman Wrede, London; ed. Halfpenny 1967:

I have disposed of all my small Musical Instruments and Music to Ellard at invoice price with the exception of Music paper for which I charged him 50/- per Ream, but I will give you particulars. I first sent him the goods he ordered in his last letter, amounting to £87. 1 .6 according to list of prices sent through Dettmer: of this he will pay me the balance of the £50 in ready money. I next sent him the residue of Instruments in his first order amounting to £101.13.0 also according to Dettmer's prices, this to be paid before I leave the Colony; lastly I have sold him the whole of my Musical Instruments, Piano Fortes and Seraphines excepted amounting to £391.15.3 invoice price, and Music amounting to £110.12.7 at 1/2 price, to be paid in 2 bills of 6 and 12 months. I hope you will not think I have been too hasty in the matter. I can assure you I have done my best-the fact is that Ellard is the only man in the Colony who is able to take such a large invoice, he having the whole of the Music business in his own hands-as for dividing it, the most saleable articles would have been withdrawn and the rest left on my hands . . . I think I may consider the best square Piano Forte as sold for £75 but nothing is sure till you have the money in your hands . . . Every day in the Colony discloses to me fresh means of making money, of which I hope hereafter to benefit . . .

Clarinet, made by Hermann Wrede, London, England, c.1837; Wesley Museum Hobart

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/226617086 

https://ehive.com/collections/5237/objects/471595/clarinet 

NOTE: Instrument played by Charles Giles (1798-1874) at the opening of the Wesleyan Chapel, Melville Street, Hobart Town, October 1840; presented by the Rev. C. C. Dugan; "Sold by F. Ellard, Sydney"

Single key flute, made by Herman Wrede, London, England, c.1837; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, NSW, 2004/103/1

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/249826475 

https://ma.as/342927 

NOTE: Stamped "Sold by F Ellard, Sydney."

ASSOCIATIONS: Robert Wrede (d. 1857), son of Herman Wrede (1770-1841)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor (4 April 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32159603 

NEW MUSIC.
F. ELLARD begs to inform the Public, that as he has received a splendid collection of New Music, both Vocal and Instrumental, selected from the very latest London Publications.
Music Saloon, George-street.
WANTED. A Young Lad who will make himself useful in the Shop.


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (12 May 1838), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166588418 

May 7 - MARY ANNE (barque), 587 tons, Jones, master, from London, T. Gore & Co., agents . . .
2 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY . . . THE ILLUMINATION", The Australian (25 May 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857695 

Towards dusk, the devices were lit up; the evening was mild, and the streets were crowded with happy parties grouped to partake of the gaiety which was in the interior of the houses. Amongst the prominent well arranged devices, we noticed the following: . . .
Messrs. Ellard and Dick, of George-street, a crown, V R, and two stars of large size and uncommon brilliancy . . .


1838, 26 May, Maria Ellard Logan, consecration of St. George's, Battery Point, Hobart Town, VDL (TAS)

[News], The Hobart Town Courier (25 May 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4164768

St. George's Church, at the Battery Point, will be consecrated by the Bishop of Australia to-morrow morning. The service will commence at eleven o'clock, after which a sermon will be preached by his Lordship, and a collection made in aid of the funds. Upon this occasion, the powers of a new Seraphine, by Ellard, will be tried by Mrs. Logan, who, we understand, has most kindly offered her services gratuitously, until arrangements can be made for the permanent appointment of another organist . . .

"Domestic Intelligence", Colonial Times (29 May 1838), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8748693

On Saturday, St. George's Church, at the Battery Point, was solemnly consecrated with the usual form by the, Bishop of Australia, amidst a large concourse of persons. The Rev. Mr. Bedford read the morning service, and the Bishop and Archdeacon officiated at the Communion Table; his Lordship then preached a very impressive sermon on the necessity of a pure and proper propogation of the Holy Scriptures. A very interesting novelty was introduced in the Seraphine, upon which was beautifully performed by Mrs. Logan; the 26th and 100th psalms. This instrument, which has all the sostentato power of the organ, is nearly as portable as a piano, and is admirably adapted to Churches of the ordinary size. The instrument at St. George's is larger than that at Newtown, and comprises 5 octaves, with some notes of extraordinary power and sweetness. Owing to the prolonged duration of the service, the full scope of the instrument could not be exhibited, as Mrs. Logan was precluded from performing a voluntary. The Seraphine is an instrument, invented, we believe, by Mr. Ellard, Mrs. Logan's father, who manufactures very many for the small Rural Churches in the Mother Country, for which, being infinitely less expensive and cumbersome, than an organ, it is admirably suited.

"THE NEW CHURCH", The True Colonist Van Diemen's Land Political Despatch . . . (1 June 1838), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203146927 

The new church called Queenboro', (we suppose because it has nothing in common with that district), was consecrated as is the phrase, on Saturday. The farce of a petition to the Bishop to perform that ceremony was previously gone through. We should suppose it was a duty, if so, why petition for it? The only part of the exhibition of the slightest interest was Mrs. Logan's admirable performance upon a seraphine, constructed by her father Mr. Ellard, of Dublin.


[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (30 June 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226458260 

Splendid arrival of Pianofortes.
F. ELLARD begs to announce, that he has opened an additional Ware-room, where a great variety of Pianofortes by the best London makers may be inspected. By their being placed in juxta position, the musical world can form a more accurate estimate than heretofore, of the relative merits of the different London makers.
Among the great variety of modern improvements in the construction of these Instruments, he begs to call the attention of the public to Wolf's lately invented Pianofortes with patent transverse strings and grand pivot action.
F. Ellard will receive; by the ships Sultana and John, which are hourly expected, a choice and extensive selection of the best modern vocal and instrumental Music, by the most celebrated composers of the day.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Australian (3 July 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36857513 

July 20 - SULTANA bark. 374 tons, Lyal master, from Liverpool, via Hobart Town, A. McGaa and Co., agents . . .
1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 July 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857988 

Singing and Music.
MISS LILIAS SMITH, (Pupil of Signor Deville, of the Italian Opera, and of Signor Pistuzcci, Poet to that Establishment, and Professor of Italian,) has the honor of announcing to her Friends and the Gentry of Sydney and its Vicinity, that she has made arrangements for holding Classes in the above branches of Education at Mr. Ellard's.
TERMS: For Italian and English Singing and Music, per Quarter - 6 0 0; Music only, ditto - 8 8 0
All communications addressed to Miss Smith at Mr. Ellard's Musical Repository, George street; or to Woolston Cottage, Miller's Point, will be immediately attended to.

ASSOCIATIONS: Lilias Smith


"MANIFESTS. IMPORTS", The Sydney Monitor (10 September 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32161233 

September 1 - ARACHNE (bark), 219 tons; Thurtell, master, from London via Cape Good Hope, A. McGaa & Co., agents . . .
7 cases musical Instruments, F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (24 September 1838), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857717 

F. ELLARD
BEGS to inform the Public, that he has now ready for inspection, the largest stock of Pianofortes ever yet imported into the Colony, consisting of Horizontal-grand, Semi-grand, Cabinet, Cottage, Picalo, Square, and Grand-square, of the most recent construction, which he is prepared to dispose of on terms highly advantageous to Purchasers.
F. E. wishes to add, that he has been appointed sole Agent for the sale of Collard and Collards' highly celebrated Pianos, in this Colony.
All Instruments purchased from Ellard kept in tune for twelve months, and a written guarantee of their goodness, subject to be changed within the above time, should any fault be found either in tone or workmanship.
A large assortment of New Music; Books of Instruction for Piano, Guitar, Flute, Violin, &c. &c. ex Arachne.
Music Saloon, George-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (21 September 1838), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12863557 

TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE HUNTER RIVER.
F. ELLARD, Musical Instrument Maker
PIANOFORTE TUNER, &c,
BEGS to inform the Families of the above District, that he will be in Maitland on or about the 1st of October.
Any commands left at the Post-Office will be punctually attended to.
Music Saloon, George-street.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Sydney Herald (22 October 1838), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12859981 

October 19 - HOPE (barque), 377 tons, Coombes, master, from London, Montefiores, Breillat & Co , agents . . .
4 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .

1839

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (25 January 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12856190 

PIANOFORTES.
F. ELLARD begs to inform the Public that, in addition to his extensive stock, he has lately received upwards of twenty Pianofortes, by the most approved makers - with the latest improvements- which he is prepared to sell cheaper than any on sale at present in Sydney.
* A written guarantee of the goodness of each instrument purchased from Ellard will be given - subject to be changed within twelve months, should fault be found either in tone or workmanship.
N. B. - All Pianofortes purchased from F. E. kept in tune for twelve months.
Music Saloon, George-street.


1 February 1839, arrival in Sydney of Andrew and Elizabeth Ellard, and Barbara Ellard

"Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS", The Colonist (2 February 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722492 

1. - Susan, ship, Payne, Londonderry, October 19, with 216 emigrants, under the superintendence of Charles Kennedy., Esq., Surgeon. Passengers, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Ellard.


27 February 1839, concert, Eliza Wallace

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722638

Miss Wallace gives a concert under the patronage of Lady Gipps, in the saloon of the Royal Hotel this evening. In addition to the usual attractions, Miss Ellard, a new musical star, makes her debut before a Sydney audience. The programme concert now before us gives promise of an agreeable melange . . .

[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (27 February 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226454843 

Under the Patronage of Lady Gipps. MISS WALLACE HAS the honor to announce that her Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, will take place on WEDNESDAY EVENING, February 27, 1839, in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, on which occasion she will be assisted by Miss Ellard, lately arrived from England, (the vocal amateur received with such enthusiastic applause at the two last Concerts), Mr. .Worgan, Mr. W. Stanley, Mr. S. W. Wallace, and (by the kind permission of Col. Wodehouse), the Band of the 50th Regiment. PROGRAMME. PART I . . . 6. Duett, Violin and Pianoforte - Miss Ellard and Mr. Wallace - Herz and Lafont . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (2 March 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551019

On Wednesday evening Miss Wallace's Concert took place in the Saloon of the Royal Hotel, and, as was anticipated, was attended by a numerous and respectable audience. Among the visitors were Sir George and Lady Gipps (the patroness) and suite, and Sir Maurice O'Connell, Miss O'Connell, Captain and Lieutenant O'Connell, and many of the principal families in Sydney. The performers were generally (with one exception) old favourites, and on this occasion they, as usual, appeared to give satisfaction. Miss Ellard on her first appearance was well received, and though the part allotted to her was not difficult, she gave promise as a pianist . . .

"THE CONCERT", The Colonist (2 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31722651 

. . . Of Miss Ellard's (the new debutante) capabilities we are not prepared to speak, as Mr. Wallace appeared to have nearly all the playing to himself, in his duet with that lady; we are, however, inclined to augur favourably . . .

"MISS WALLACE'S CONCERT", The Sydney Standard and Colonial Advocate (4 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251535888 

. . . Miss Ellard's performance was exquisitely beautiful and elicited much and deserved applause as did the violin solo by Mr. S. W. Wallace . . .


6 March 1839, meeting, Cecilian Society

"The Cecilian Society", The Australian (9 March 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36863205 

This Society, which has been established nearly three months, has flourished in a manner almost beyond the anticipations of its originators. There are about one hundred subscribers on the list, most of whom are performers upon some musical instrument, or who contribute to the vocal entertainment of the evening. Amongst the performers on Wednesday evening, were Mr. W. Wallace, Mr. Leggett (brother-in-law to Mr. Ellard, of George-street) . . . The overtures to Gustavus and William Tell elicited great applause; Mr. Leggett's oboe and Mr. Wallace's flute produced a fine effect . . . It is said by the first judges that Mr. Leggett is, without exception, the best musician in the colony . . .


"IMPORTS", Sydney General Trade List (23 March 1839), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166586875 

March 16 - MARIAN WATSON (schooner), 146 tons, Ayerst, master, from Hobart Town, D. Egan, agent . . .
7 cases musical instruments, Ellard . . .


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12864209

Music Saloon,
27, Pitt-street Sydney, next door to the Theatre Royal,
A. ELLARD
RESPECTFULLY informs the Gentry and Public of Sydney and New South Wales generally, he has just arrived in the Colony with a splendid Stock of Musical Instruments of every variety and description, together with the greatest quantity of New Music ever imported into this country, all of which will be opened for Sale in a few days, at the above Ware-rooms.
* Particulars in future advertisements.


"Musical Instruments", The Australian (11 April 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36862818 

By one of the late arrivals, Mr Ellard, junior, has received an instrument which, on account of its mechanical accuracy and fulness, and variety of tone, is well worth the attention of the scientific. The instrument bears the euphonious name Euterphone, and combines the mechanism of the clock and the barrel organ, being self-acting through all the variations, when once set in motion by being wound up like a musical box. The mechanism of the clock-work is extremely complicated, and wrought to a great nicety as, on the minute co-operation of the wheels and springs, depends the harmony of time preserved through the various movements of the overtures. The instrument presents the appearance of a handsome cabinet, not too large for a usual sized drawing-room, nor too loud when the doors are closed, although it conveys to the ear the tones of a full band, each instrument performing its respective part strictly in time. The lower department of the cabinet contains the bellows for supplying the wind chest; the mechanism and barrels occupy the middle space, and the pipes the upper. It comprises four stops, a flute, a trumpet, and the open and stop diapason, which by their combinations give a remarkably clear perception of all the instruments commonly used in a band. It performs the overtures to Der Freitchutz [sic] and La dame blanche, besides sixteen airs from the most popular operas, being the first instrument of the kind imported, it will, no doubt, be a pleasing novelty to those who have not had an opportunity of viewing and hearing similar inventions in England, and Mr. Ellard is obliging to any lady or gentleman who may desire to hear it play. The price of the instrument is two hundred guineas.

"DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE", The Sydney Herald (17 April 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12857696 

Mr. Ellard of George-street, has a musical instrument for sale, which is we believe, the first one of the kind that has been introduced into the Colony. It is called an Euterphone, and is a kind of organ played by machinery. It plays the overtures to the operas of Der Freizchutz and La Dame Blanche, and sixteen operatic airs, and such is the power of the instrument, that the tone of the music produced has all the effect of a small band, in which you can distinctly hear the trumpet, oboe, clarionet, double bass, and flute, the latter of which is particularly clear and sweet. The instrument itself resembles a small wardrobe, the lower part being occupied by the bellows, the centre by the machinery, and the upper by the pipes. It is very difficult to describe machinery without drawings, therefore we shall not attempt it, but will merely state, that the mechanist will find as much pleasure in inspecting the machinery as the musician in listening to the music. In one respect it is superior to other musical machines, and that is, that the time is the same all the way through the air, the machinery being driven by a weight, while those which are driven by springs are usually too fast at the beginning and too slow at the finish of a tune. The price is two hundred guineas.

[News], Bent's News and New South Wales Advertiser (4 May 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251530472 

Want of space has prevented us hitherto from noticing a recent importation of Mr. Ellard's, of George-street; namely, an instrument called au Euterphone, which combines the mechanism of the clock and barrel-organ, producing a concentrated power of harmony truly astonishing. It presents outwardly the appearance of a handsome cabinet, and the interior is filled with the must complicated and delicate machinery. - The principle is self-acting. It plays the overtures to Der Frieschutz and La Dame Blanche, with sixteen other popular airs. The price is two hundred guineas; and it is the first and only importation. We beg to direct the public attention to it, assuring them they will not depart ungratified.


[Advertisement], The Australian (16 April 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36861767 

WANTED, A STOUT Active MAN, as Shop Porter. Apply before Ten o'Clock, at Ellard's Musical Repository, George-street, Sydney.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Standard and Colonial Advocate (22 April 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251535851 

MUSIC.
To the Gentry and Public of New South Wales.
A. ELLARD
INVITES attention to his extensive and varied Stock of MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, which he will dispose of on the most moderate terms.
The Advertiser can with safety affirm, that never before the present period had the colony such a large supply to select from in his line of business; he therefore hopes for that portion of public patronage which the quality of his Goods, as Well as his moderate charges, will entitle him to lay claim to.
His Pianofortes have been selected from the most eminent London Makers, with many of his own manufacture; of superior manufacture and quality of tone; all of which he will give written engagements of.
Seraphines, Organs, Flutes, Clarionets, Guitars, Violins, Violoncellos, Accordions, Trumpets, Bugles, French Horns, Cornopians, and every description of Wind Instrument in use The stock of Music is so extensive, it must be seen to be appreciated by those unacquainted with such establishments in the mother-country.
Harp, Guitar, and Violin Strings, Pianoforte Wire, &c., with every article belonging to the Music Trade.
27, PITT STREET, SYDNEY, Next Door to the Theatre.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (3 May 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32163927 

Extraordinary advantages to the Musical World.
THE undersigned recently arrived in the Colony, offers to public notice his unrivalled Stock of Music and Musical Instruments of every description, which in quantity and quality surpass any hitherto imported, and challenges comparison with any in Sydney.
A. ELLARD, Music Saloon, No. 27, Pitt-street. Next door to the Theatre.


[Advertisement], The Australian (7 May 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36862554 

Splendid Piano-forte by Tomkinson -
Seraphina by Ellard.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. Hart,
On FRIDAY next, during the sale of the Splendid Furniture of E. White, Esq., of Bedlam Point, and which will be sold in Lower George street,
A VERY MAGNIFICENT TONED PIANO-FORTE, by Tomkinson, and a Seraphina by Ellard ; the above truly excellent Instruments were selected by Mr. White for his own use, and for brilliancy of tone cannot be surpassed.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (27 May 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12860261 

. . . Postponed Sale . . . a Seraphine by Ellard . . .


Letter from John Bede Polding, St. Mary's, Sydney, 20 May 1839, to Thomas Paulinus Heptonstall, England; ed. in Henry Norbert Birt, Benedictine pioneers in Australia (London: Herbert & Daniel, 1911), volume 1, (Birt's commentary from 409) 410-11:

https://archive.org/stream/BenedictinePioneersInAustraliaV1#page/n421/mode/2up 

. . . And now I suppose I may pass to Dr. Reid. He is installed Director and Musical Composer to the Cathedral, with a stipend of £50 per ann., one half of which is paid in advance, as he stood in need of it at his first starting . . .

We have an organ in the Church, one Ellard, late of Dublin, brought out on speculation. It formerly belonged to Gardiner Street [St. Francis Xavier], Dublin, and was sold when they purchased Green's from the Westminster Festival. It is a weak, vacant, ill-toned instrument, for which the speculator has the modesty to ask 500 guineas. If he obtain one half, he will have double its real value. We have had it for one half year paying £20 for it; the party lending being at the [411] expense of placing and removing . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: James Aquinas Reid (organist, music director); John Bede Polding (bishop, St. Mary's Sydney)


"Music", The Australian (15 August 1839), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36861080 

Mr. Ellard of George-street, has erected a spacious Music Saloon on his premises, which presents an appearance superior to any thing of the kind yet seen in the colony. The splendid collection of instruments in this Saloon is certainly far beyond any thing of the kind that could have been expected in Australia for some years to come. Indeed there are few repositories in the parent country to which Mr. Ellard's would be considered inferior. It is gratifying to see the science of Music in such advance amongst us, and it is to be hoped that Mr. Ellard's spirit and enterprise will be adequately rewarded.


16 August 1839, first notice of publication of Ellard's editions of The lancers' quadrilles and We have lived and loved together (Herz)

The lancers' quadrilles (Sydney: Ellard, 1839) cover; National Library of Australia

Cover of Ellard's engraved 1839 Sydney edition of The lancers' quadrilles, with illustration by John Black Carmichael (1803-1857); National Library of Australia


The lancers' quadrilles (Duval of Dublin's second set) containing Les graces, Lodoiksa, La Dorset, La native, and Les Lanciers, as danced at Almack's, London, to which is added a new waltz by Sig'r Spagnoletti, and the Stop waltz (Sydney: F. Ellard, [1839])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22095596 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165403870 (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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/13416270 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-167868568 (DIGITISED)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31726229 

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.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2545492

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.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226454616

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.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32165228

Mr. Ellard has sent us two pieces of Music being the first music printed in this Colony. They appear to us as well executed as home printed Music.

"MUSIC", The Sydney Standard and Colonial Advocate (19 August 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251535795 

We have received specimens of the first correct music ever printed in this colony. We congratulate Mr. Ellard, and hope that the lovers of song and "melody divine" will patronise the art. The letterpress is a little defective, but the notes are bold, clear, and distinct.

"Music", The Australian (20 August 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36859858 

We beg to acknowledge the receipt of two pieces of music which have been printed and published by Mr. Ellard, of George street. The style in which they are got out certainly reflect great credit on the publisher.

"MUSIC", The Colonist (21 August 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31723583 

We apologise for not having before acknowledged the receipt of two pieces of music from Mr. Ellard, of George-street. We understand that the getting up was principally managed by Mr. Winstanley, brother of the favourite and promising actress of that name. The execution does all parties concerned 'great credit, and we wish them success in a continuation of their publications.

ASSOCIATIONS: Edward Winstanley (1821-1849)


"MUSICAL WORLD", The Colonist (4 September 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31723656 

This portion of our community appears to be increasing in magnitude every day. We have now the Busheles, the Gautrots, the Reids, the Ellards, the Deanes, the Curtises, and others whose names we do not remember all singing and playing and teaching others to sing and to play. There is a very unpleasing circumstance existing as regards the professors of music. They are almost invariably unfriendly to each other, and music, which in other beings tends to soften the soul and awaken best sympathies, appears in them to increase envy and malice. We hope to see this evil remedied, but if not, the profession cannot expect to get on. A house divided against itself, must and will fall.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (15 November 1839), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12859530 

NEW MUSIC. F. Ellard begs to inform the Public, that he has just received a quantity of Modern Music, by the most favourite authors. Music Saloon, George street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (27 November 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12861378 

NOTICE.- Much inconvenience having been occasioned from a misapprehension that Mr. F. Ellard and his Father are connected in business, F. Ellard begs to acquaint the Public that his Establishment in George-street, and that of his Father in Pitt-street, are wholly separate and distinct, and that they are not in business connected in any whatever.
Music Saloon, George street.


[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (27 November 1839), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226455983 

To the Inhabitants of the Hunter and Paterson Rivers.
F. ELLARD BEGS to acquaint the inhabitants of the above districts, that he and Mr. George William Worgan will be in Maitland on or about the 1st of December, for the purpose of
Tuning and Repairing Pianofortes.
All commands by letter left at the Post-office will be punctually attended to.
Music Saloon, George-street, Sydney, Nov. 25, 1839.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32166468

MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS,
FOR SALE BY AUCTION.
A. ELLARD,
MUSIC SELLER, PITT-STREET, SYDNEY,
INFORMS the Gentry and Public of New South Wales, that he purposes embarking for England in February next, and has instructed the Auctioneers,
MESRS, HEBBLEWHITE AND VICKERY,
TO OFFER FOR SALE BY AUCTION,
On WEDNESDAY, the 15th January, Without the least reserve, his whole Stock of Music and Instruments,
at his present residence, 27, Pitt-street.
The stock consists of PIANOFORTES of every description - FLUTES, in great variety - CLARIONETS, of the latest improvement French Horns, Trumpets, and Trombones, with and without Valves - Cornettas and Key Bugles - Serpents and Bassoons - Violins, Violincellos, Guitars, Tombourines and Cymbols, with various other articles too numerous for advertising.
* A large CHURCH ORGAN, price £300,
for Sale, particulars of which can be had in a printed prospectus, by application to advertiser. The stock of MUSIC is very large, and will be put up IN LOTS to suit purchasers.
Until the day of Auction, the Stock will continue ON SALE at the usual REDUCED PRICES, which has secured so large a share of business to the Advertiser, when almost a stranger in the Colony.
In the interim, persons wishing to treat for the WHOLE STOCK may apply to the AUCTIONERS, Messrs. HEBBLEWHITE & VICKERY, or the Advertiser, who will be most liberal in his terms.
There never was so favorable an opening in Sydney, for establishing a Music Warehouse as the present, the MUSIC (taking the entire) will be sold at ONE FOURTH the PRINTED price, the INSTRUMENTS at less than invoice price.
The Music is so arranged, and classed, that any STATIONER or BOOKSELLER, may conduct the sale, without the slightest difficulty, from the simplicity of its arrangement.
To any one wishing to purchase the ENTIRE STOCK, the advertiser can give the most satisfactory evidence, if necessary (from his Books) of the vast quantity of business he has done, during the short period of EIGHT MONTHS, since his commencing in Sydney, and for which he begs to return his most grateful thanks, to those Ladies and Gentlemen who have so kindly honored him with their patronage.

1840

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (13 January 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12859355 

A. ELLARD, in retiring from his Business of Music Seller, carried on during the last year in Sydney, returns his sincere thanks to the Gentry and Public of New South Wales, for the very liberal support he has received during his short stay amongst them, and confidently hopes for a continuance of it in favor of his successors, DOCTOR REID, and his Partners, to whom he has this day disposed of his Stock and Establishment, Pitt-street, where the Business will be carried on in future, on the same liberal terms as heretofore . . . he will embark for England early in February next. Music Saloon, 1 Pitt-street, next the Theatre, January 9, 1840.


15 January 1840, auction of Andrew Ellard's stock

[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (1 January 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32166759 

Music and Musical Instruments, by Auction.
HEBBLEWHITE AND VICKERY Have received instructions to Sell by Auction;
without the least reserve, on WEDNESDAY, the 15th of January, 1840, at 11 'o'clock.
A. ELLARD'S ENTIRE STOCK, at his House, Pitt-street, next the Theatre.
The Gentry and Public of New South Wales should not permit so favourable an opportunity to pass of making purchases as now offers, the proprietor being resolved on disposing of the Stock, bring what it may, preparatory to his departure for England, in the middle of February.
The Stock has been long advertised in detail, it is therefore unnecessary to report it in the present advertisement.
* The House in Pitt-street To be Let, and possession given immediately after the Auction.
The Furniture will be Sold after the Stock.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (15 January 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12860037 

TO THE GENTRY AND PUBLIC OF NEW SOUTH WALES. - REID, SMITH, and M'CROHAN, Music Sellers and Publishers, beg leave to announce to the Gentry and Public of New South Wales, that they have purchased the whole Stock-in-Trade, including Musical Instruments of every description, and the Catalogue of Music, unequalled in the Colony for variety and extent, lately the property of Mr. A. Ellard, Music Seller, 27, Pitt-street, next the Victoria Theatre, who retires to Europe, and surrenders his business to them.

In commencing this undertaking, they feel themselves called upon to inform the inhabitants of the Colony, that they have entered into the most extensive and systematic arrangements in different parts of Europe, as well as in the Colony, in older to merit a share of that patronage, which their predecessor has to amply experienced during his short residence in Sydney.

The lending features of their arrangements are the following: - A constant supply of all the Novelties of the British and Foreign Musical World, kept up through agents in London, Paris, and Vienna; A choice selection of Pianofortes, Seraphines, and other Musical Instruments, from all the leading London Makers; Repairs, Tuning, &c, will be executed by competent workmen, under the superintendence of one of the Firm, who will periodically visit all parts of the Colony for the purpose of Tuning, Repairing, and Regulating Pianofortes and Seraphines, and attending to other orders they may be favoured with.

Preparations are being made for establishing a Branch for the publication of Standard und Original Music. All additions to the Stock and ail Novelties from Europe will be duly announced. By following out the above plan, and by adhering strictly to a straightforward method of doing business, Reid, Smith, and McCrohan flatter themselves that the Gentry and Public of the Colony will award them a share of their patronage. This, at least, they venture to affirm, that on their part nothing shall be wanting in attention, perseverance, and moderate charges, to entitle them to a share of such public patronage. Music Saloon, 27, Pitt-street, next Victoria Theatre. January 10, 1840.

ASSOCIATIONS: Jeremiah McCrohan; George Smith


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12862063


"MUSIC", The Colonist (18 January 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31724423 

We perceive that Dr. Reid has succeeded to the business of Mr. Ellard, of Pitt-street. From the known talents of that gentleman and his sisters, we have no doubt of their success.


23 January 1840, auction of Andrew Ellard's household furniture

[Advertisement], The Colonist (22 January 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31724448 

Household Furniture. To be Sold by Auction, By Hebblewhite and Vickery,
On the Premises of Mr. A. ELLARD, Pitt-street, TOMORROW, January 23, at Eleven o'clock precisely, AN elegant assortment of Household Furniture, comprising Tables; Chairs; Reclining Chair; Pier and Mirror Glasses; Chests of Drawers; Bedsteads; Toilet Tables and Glasses; Pictures and Books; China, Glass, and Delph, &c.
Terms made known at time of sale.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (30 January 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2551545 

NOTICE.
A. ELLARD hereby gives notice to the Public of Sydney that he purposes embarking for England in ihe Lady McNaughton, in February next, and requests those persons indebted to him to discharge their accounts forthwith; and any claims against him he wishes may be presented at 27, Pitt-street, where be attends daily for the purpose of paying such demands.
Sydney, 29th January, 1840.


[Advertisement], Commercial Journal and Advertiser (5 February 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226457427 

To the Musical World, - Important sale of Musical Instruments, Music, &c., &c. -
The Stock-in-Trade of Mr. A. Ellard, who is about proceeding to England,
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Hebblewhite & Vickery,
ON the Premises, Pitt-street, next the Theatre, on FRIDAY next, the 6th instant, at
Eleven o'clock precisely, without reserve,
The whole of the extensive and valuable Stock-in trade of Mr. A. Ellard, consisting of -
Pianofortes, Flutes, Clarionets, French Horns, Serpents, Trombones, &c., &c., &c. With a large quantity of Music, the whole to be sold without the slightest reservation.
From the well-known superiority of the Instruments imported' by Mr. A. Ellard; the Auctioneers think it scarcely needful to remind purchasers, that such another occasion may never offer; Mr. Ellard's name and longstanding in the profession alone, being sufficient security of the quality of the Instruments for Sale.
Terms at time of Sale.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Sydney Herald (10 February 1840), 2 supplement

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12861298 

February 3 - SARAH AND ELIZABETH, (barque,) 270 tons, Davison, master from Calcutta, Montefiore, Breillat & Co , agents . . .
2 cases musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


Letter, Alexander Maconochie (Sydney), 19 February 1840, to George Gipps (governor NSW); ed. in The sessional papers of the House of Lords . . . volume 7 . . . convict discipline, Copies or extracts of any correspondence between the Secretary of State having the Department of the Colonies and the Governor of New South Wales respecting the convict system administered in Norfolk Island under the superintendence of Captain Maconochie, R.N.; also, copies or extracts of any reports on the same subject addressed to the Treasury by the Commissariat serving in Norfolk Island or New South Wales ([London]: [House of Lords] Ordered to be printed, 9 February 1846), 27-28; also in HRA, 1, 20, 358

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=cBVcAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA27

. . . An essential portion of the system of management which I am desirous of introducing into Norfolk Island being to make money by whatsoever means, thereby setting the example and instructing in the processes of as many forms of productive labour as possible, I have the honour to report to your Excellency that I have purchased a quantity of modern manuscript music, and blank music paper, the entire stock of Mr. [Andrew] Ellard, musicseller, now leaving the colony for England, and that it is my intention to employ in copying music such old, lame, sick, or other infirm prisoners under my care as can be instructed in it, and such others as may be willing to gain marks of approbation by so employing their hours of rest from more severe labour.

I am assured, and believe, that by an immediate outlay of 46 [pounds], I have thus acquired the means of realizing from 200 [pounds] to 300 [pounds] besides being enabled in part to supply a want much felt in these colonies of modern music for sale, and bestowing on many prisoners a means of profitable sedentary labour, both before and after their discharge, which they often much want, and which in after life may contribute both to sober and elevate their habits, and to maintain them.

I was unable to take your Excellency's instructions before making this purchase, because Mr. Ellard's stock being sold by auction, I was compelled to decide on it at once or lose [28] the opportunity of making it, and my first intention was accordingly to take it on myself without troubling you at present in regard to it; on second thoughts, however, the principle involved in it seems an important one, and I avail myself of the opportunity to bring it generally and officially under your consideration . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (21 February 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32167276 

NOTICE. The undersigned beg leave respectfully to inform the Public that ALL BUSINESS transacted by THEM, at 27, Pitt-street, Sydney, has been done for account of MR. ANDREW ELLARD, whose receipt of ALL MONEY'S due for the goods so disposed of, will be a full discharge. For Reid and McCrohan, J. A. REID. Sydney, February 19, 1840.

See also:

Letter, from James Aquinas Reid, Norfolk Island, 30 November 1842, to Henry Curzon Allport, Kissing Point; State Library of New South Wales, ML, MS Ar26/4

http://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110354377

. . . One guinea charged for advice, when "Captain" Lacey (of damnable memory) [ ? ] a threatening letter, the other, when Mr. Ellard chose to saddle me with a debt . . .

Letter, from James Aquinas Reid, Norfolk Island, 1 July 1843, to Henry Curzon Allport, Kissing Point; State Library of New South Wales, ML, MS Ar26/7

. . . It is impossible for me to do more than merely exist in my present, or any analogous situation, as long as I am compelled to pay the demand of Ellard . . .

Letter, from James Aquinas Reid, Norfolk Island, 24 August 1843, to Henry Curzon Allport, Kissing Point; State Library of New South Wales, ML, MS Ar26/8

. . . With regard to Ellard & Gordon, I feel no scruple of conscience. The debts to neither are just - the transaction with the former particularly, was a piece of swindling in concert with that consummate scoundrel C. H. Chambers - &, if nothing else were against me at the Grand tribunal, but the nonpayment of these claims - my account would be light indeed . . .


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32167306


17 February 1840, departure and Andrew and Elizabeth Ellard, and Barbara Ellard

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36861995

The Lady McNaghten has cleared out for London, and will probably sail during the day. The following are her passengers: - Mr., Mrs., and Miss Ellard, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkie, two children and servant, Mr. and Mrs. Underwood and child, Dr. Irvine, R. N.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12866822 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (10 April 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32167852 

To Music Sellers and Families.
THE AUSTRALIAN AUCTION COMPANY
Will submit to Public Competition, at the new Mart, in George-street, adjoining the Bank of New South Wales, on TUESDAY next, the 14th instant, at Twelve o'Clock precisely,
THE following Valuable MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, without reserve,
One Mahogany Cabinet Seraphine, by Ellard & Son.
1 Mahogany Cabinet Seraphine, by Ellard and Son.
1 Ditto ditto ditto by ditto
1 Rosewood Square Piano, 6 octaves, by G. Mortimer Anderson
1 Mahogany Cottage ditto, by John Chace
1 Rosewood Upright ditto, by ditto
1 Mahogany ditto ditto, by ditto
1 Rosewood Cottage, ditto by ditto
1 Mahogany ditto ditto by ditto
ALSO.
1 Grand Piano, by Broadwood-a most splendid and powerful-toned Instrument.
Terms at time of sale.


"Police Court. BOND SIDE, FRIDAY, APRIL 10", Australasian Chronicle (14 April 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31728067 

Frances Carruthers, assigned to Mr. Ellard, of George-street, convicted of drunkenness and neglecting her household work, was sentenced to be imprisoned in the cells for fourteen days, and returned to government.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST . . . IMPORTS", The Australian (12 May 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36861569 

May 5 - ALEXANDER, (ship,) 523 tons, Ramsay, master, from London, Ramsay and Young, agents . . .
1 case, A. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (6 June 1840), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31728424 

NEW MUSIC, EX ALEXANDER.
F. ELLARD begs to inform the public that he has just received a quantity of MUSIC, of the very latest publications, consisting of songs, vocal duetts, glees, &c., pianoforte music, quadrilles, waltzes, &c. Guitar, harp, flute, and violin ditto. Moore's Irish Melodies, in sets, complete.
A fresh supply of harp, guitar, and violin strings.
Music Saloon, George-street.


[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette [Melbourne, NSW (VIC)] (15 August 1840), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225005938 

ON SALE BY THE UNDERSIGNED. A SPLENDID SERAPHINE of great power, by "Ellard & Son, Dublin." M. CASHMORE, London and Manchester Warehouse.


[Advertisement], The Australian (24 September 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36851839 

SHOP PORTER WANTED. - Character for honest, sobriety, &c. will be required apply to - F. ELLARD, Music Saloon, George-st.


"SHIP NEWS", The Sydney Herald (6 October 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12865914 

MANIFEST OF THE MARY CATHERINE . . . 2 cases, A. Ellard . . .

"Sydney General Trade List. MANIFESTS", The Colonist (13 October 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31725768 

5. Mary Catherine, barque, 380 tons, Galloway, master, from London, Dunlop and Co., agents . . .
2 cases musical instruments, A. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (17 October 1840), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12866091 

TO PIANOFORTE TUNERS. Wanted an assistant in Mr. Ellard's Establishment. No drunkard need apply.


"MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION", The Sydney Herald (30 October 1840), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12866267 

This association is at length properly organised, and is doing business on a legal footing. At a meeting held on Tuesday, the following gentlemen were elected Directors for the ensuing year . . . The following is a list of the persons and the sums for which they are respectively insured: David Jones, £10,000 . . . F. Ellard, £2200 . . .


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (17 November 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31729863 

BROADWOOD'S, COLLARD'S, DETTMER'S, & WOLF'S PIANOFORTES.
F. ELLARD begs to inform the public that he has received, by the Kelso and William Harris, a splendid collection of Pianofortes (by the above makers), consisting of horizontal, grand, semi-grand, grand cabinet, cottage, and grand square; the whole of which have the very latest improvements, and were manufactured to order, with extra bolts, expressly suited to warm climates.
F. E., being about to proceed to England early in the ensuing year (for the purpose of making more extensive arrangements connected with his business), will dispose of his present stock of instruments at a trifling advance an the invoice prices.
With every Pianoforte purchased from F. E. a written guarantee will be given to exchange it within twelve months, if found to be defective either in tone or workmanship. A quantity of music, comprising the latest publications, from the house of Goulding, Dalmaine, and Co., London. Every other article in the music trade at equally low prices.
Music Saloon, George street, opposite the Barrack gate.
November 14, 1840.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12866822 

For Port Phillip, yesterday, the steam ship Clonmell, Captain Tollervey, with sundries. Passengers - Messrs. Harpur, Mackay, Jeffreys, Ryan, Jones, Beswick, Ellard, Ellard, Junior, Gautrot . . . Mrs. Horden, Madame Gautrot and seventeen deck passengers.

"Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVALS", Port Phillip Gazette (9 December 1840), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225005836 

On Saturday [5 December], from Sydney, the steam-ship Clonmel . . .

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (21 December 1840), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228129432 

PIANOFORTES.
F. ELLARD begs to inform the inhabitants of Melbourne, that he has now ready for inspection three of Woolf's Patent Grand Square Pianofortes; with grand action transverse strings, metallic plates, six octaves, and extra bracing bars, manufactured expressly for warm climates, which he will dispose of on reasonable terms.
A written guarantee is given with every Pianoforte purchased from F. E. subjecting them to be exchanged within two years if found defective.
* They may be seen at the Cottage adjoining that of H. N. Carrington, Esq. Lonsdale-street.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12867186

This vessel arrived in port yesterday afternoon, having been absent from Sydney twenty-one days. She has succeeded admirably, all the passengers by her expressing themselves in the highest terms of her efficiency in every respect. She will return to Port Phillip in a few days, and it is hoped that such arrangements have now been made that there will be no more delay for want of fuel. We have great pleasure in laying before our readers the following documents, which shew the estimation in which a numerous body of passengers hold the Clonmel, and also that the urbanity of Captain Tollervey is justly appreciated.

To Lieut. Tollervey, R. N., Commander of the Steam-Ship Clonmel.
Dear Sir, - The first voyage of the Clonmel from Sydney to Port Phillip being an event of much public importance, we, the undersigned, passengers on the occasion, beg to tender to you our sincere congratulations ou our safe arrival at the latter port.
We have at the same time unfeigned pleasure in thus recording our grateful acknowledgment for your considerate and gentlemanly attention to our comfort on board. The excellent attendance, sumptuous table, and cleanly comfortable bedding, probably not surpassed in any similar establishment in Great Britain, evince a desire to render the Clonmel in every respect worthy of public support.
With every good wish for your prosperity and happiness, we remain, Dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, J. Mackay, J. Roach, James McFarlane, Arch. McCullum, James Beawicke, Sam. Rawson, 28th Rgt., H. H. Jones, James McPherson Grant, Henry Harper, Alexander Campbell, Edward W. Jeffreys, Benjamin Shain, G. A. Urquhart, Daniel Curdie, F. Ellard. M. Ryan, Richard Capel, J. B. James, H. Webb, F. Ellard, Jun., M. Gautrot.
Port Phillip, 5th Dec, 1840.

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (28 December 1840), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228129157 

Book and Stationery Warehouse, Collins-street.
NEW MUSIC. - The subscriber has purchased the whole of the vocal, pianoforte, violin, and guitar Music, imported by Mr. Ellard from Sydney, in the Clonmel, and will have it ready for inspection, this morning, at the Book and Stationery Warehouse, Collins-street.
WILLIAM KERR.
A few very superior violins, guitars and flute for sale.


1841

"Shipping Intelligence. CLEARED OUT", Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (11 January 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226511449 

January 9. - Clydesdale, barque, Bennett, commander, for Sydney, with part of original cargo. Passengers, Messrs. Atkinson, Lee, Ellard, Bertelson, and 16 in Steerage.


"CHARGE OF STEALING", Free Press and Commercial Journal (13 January 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228246347 

A little boy not ten years of age, was given in custody last night on suspicion of having stolen two one pound notes. He went into Mr. Ellard's shop in George-street with a young woman, who had to settle an account. She alleges that she had in her purse three one pound notes, one of which she changed, leaving the others in the purse which she gave to the boy to hold, wrapped in a handkerchief. When they left the shop, the boy said he had dropped the purse, but it could not be found. The boy was given in charge. On searching his person however no money was found or anything else which would lead to the suspicion of his having committed the robbery.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette (30 January 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2552391

Address to Thomas Simpson, Esq., Commander of the Barque Anne. THE Cabin Passengers of the Barque Anne of Arbroath, from Port Phillip to Sydney, having experienced much kindness from Captain Simpson, presented him with a very handsome and valuable Silver Snuff Box bearing the followiug inscription:

"Presented to Captain Simpson, Commander of the Barque Anne, by the under-signed Cabin Passengers, as a testimonial of their esteem for him as a Commander and Gentleman. (Signed) R. J. Alleyne, Joseph R. Mollyneaux, Frederick Namby, John Gillespie, (Surgeon) G. G. Elliott, Francis Ellard, Peter Young. Sydney, 24th Jan, 1841" . . .


[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette (6 February 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225011603 

Now landing and for sale . . . A very superior full, and powerful-toned Seraphine, by Ellard & Son, of Dublin . . . C. BANBURY, Seymour's Private Hotel, Lonsdale-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (16 February 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12867821 

TEN POUNDS REWARD - Lost, Yesterday (Sunday Morning) the 14th February, between the Surry Hills and Phillip-street, Sydney, a roll of paper, containing One Pound Notes, One Two-pound Note, and a Cheque on the Bank of New South Wales, dated the 17th February, and drawn by F. Ellard, in favor of John Barnett, for £45 16s. 10d., payment of which is stopped at all the Banks. Apply to Mr. Thomas Williams, Attorney, &c., 2, Elizabeth-street, north.


"PUBLIC MEETING AT PETTY'S HOTEL", The Australian (2 March 1841), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36852752 

On Friday evening last between thirty and forty ship-masters and captains of vessels assembled at Petty's Hotel, for the purpose of making a presentation of plate to George Robert Nichols, Esq., in acknowledgment of his talent and services in preparing the Water Police Bill . . . The next toast in order was, the Agricultural Interests of New South Wales - wool and plenty of ships - lots of wool. An amateur of a Captain asked whether It would not be worth while to send to Ellard's and get him to compose a music selection, under a head "Health to the wool of Australia." A song was then proposed, and our Reporter left. It was then late . . .


22 March 1841, piano by Robert Wolf, London, sold

Square pianoforte, timber, metal & ivory, Robert Wolf, London, c.1840; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, NSW, H7499

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/249810809 

https://ma.as/248639 

NOTE: Inscription in case states that instrument was sold by F. Ellard, Sydney, on 22 March 1841


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (15 June 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732032 

NEW MUSIC. Just published, price 2s. 6d. LONG LIVE VICTORIA! a new National Anthem, to be sung by Mrs. Bushelle at the Oratorios. The words by W. A. Duncan; the music composed, and most respectfully inscribed to his Excellency Sir George Gipps, by I. Nathan. F. Ellard, George-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (29 June 1841), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2553738 

NEW MUSIC. F. ELARD begs to inform the Public that he has just received a Quantity of MODERN MUSIC, of the very latest publications. Music Saloon, George-street.


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (2 September 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31732758 

To the Inhabitants of the Hunter, Paterson, and William Rivers. F. ELLARD begs to inform the inhabitants of the above districts that he will be in Maitland on or about the 8th instant, for the purpose of tuning and repairing pianofortes. Any commands left at the Post Office, Maitland, shall be punctually attended to. Music Saloon, George-street.


"Fashionables", The Omnibus and Sydney Spectator (23 October 1841), 26

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228064434 

The most numerous meeting of the brethern ever assembled in the Masonic Hall took place on Thursday evening, for the purpose of deciding on the best mode of testifying their respect and esteem for Brother Henry MacDermott, Esq., on the occasion of his acquittal . . . The following gentlemen were appointed stewards, and have already begun to make arrangements for the entertainment which will take place, we understand, in the very splendid Long Room of the Royal Hotel - Messrs. Purefoy, Bernard, Ashford, Wilkie, Ellard, and Duigan.


"CECILIAN SOCIETY", The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (13 November 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2555007 

We regret to hear that the monthly Concert of this society will not now take place. A general meeting of the members will be held next week, for the purpose, we believe, of bringing forth the approaching Concert for the ensuing month with as much eclat as possible. The Society complain greatly of there being no complete operas in the Colony (with the exception of those in the possession of Nr. Nathan). We are astonished that Mr. Ellard has allowed this ground of complaint to exist.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (24 November 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872438 

Superior Cabinet Pianoforte - MR. BLACKMAN will sell by auction, at his Rooms, Hunter-street, on SATURDAY, the27th instant, at Eleven o'clock precisely. - Without Reserve. A brilliant toned PIANOFORTE, by Ellard and Sons, London. Terms at sale.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (3 December 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872594 

PIANOFORTE TUNING AND REPAIRING.
H. C. HALLIER. having left Mr. Ellard, Music-seller, George-street, begs leave most respectfully to announce to the gentry and inhabitants of Sydney eenerally, that he has commenced, on his own account, as Tuner and Repairer of Pianofortes, trusting from ten years' experience as principal Tuner und Repairer in two respectable establishments at the Cape, combined with moderate charges, to merit a share of public support and patronage. N.B, Unexceptionable references can also be given as to ability, having tuned at the very first families in Sydney. Terms: Every description of pianofortes tuned at five shillings. All letters post-paid. Any verbal applications left at Mr. Perkins' Establishment, George-street, and Mr. Moffitt, Stationer and Bookseller, Pitt-street, will be immediately attended to.

ASSOCIATIONS: Henry Charles Hallier


"COURT MARTIAL", The Sydney Herald (22 December 1841), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12872946 

A Garrison Court Martial sat in the Barracks on Friday last, for the trial of Private Warts, of the 50th regiment, on a change of desertion. The prisoner was proved to have committed the offence charged, and to have been apprehended while in the employ of Mr. Ellard, music-seller, George-street, who had pleaded guilty, and paid a fine and costs for the same, before the Court Martial convicted Warts. The decision and sentence of the Court was read in orders on Monday, when the prisoner was ordered to be confined for six months.

"NEWS OF THE WEEK", The Colonial Observer (23 December 1841), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226359436 

On Thursday last, Mr. Francis Ellard, Music-seller, was fined 20l. for a breach of the Mutiny Act, in harbouring a deserter from the 50th Regiment.

1842

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2556033

We have received from the publisher, Mr. Ellard, of George-street, a new piece of music "A Swiss Air, with variations for the Pianoforte." This production is the first essay of Mr. Frederick Ellard, junior, and for which he certainly deserves the greatest credit. We shall give the piece a critical examination at the first opportunity. Meantime our opinion is, that Mr. Ellard has no reason to be ashamed of his maiden effort, let him persevere.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36850153

We have to acknowledge the receipt of a musical composition, by Mr. Ellard, the son of our worthy townsman Mr. Ellard, of George-street. This is the first attempt in musical writing of Mr. Ellard. It is a very promising composition. The air is simple and well chosen; and several of the variations are clever, particularly the last but one. We hope to hear shortly of a second musical work by the same author.

"NEW MUSIC, The Colonial Observer (23 March 1842), 194

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226361507 

We have to acknowledge the receipt of the first essay in musical composition of our young townsman, Master Ellard. Wishing neither to flatter youthful vanity, nor to discourage youthful merit, we feel some hesitation in expressing our opinion. The production evinces sound taste, and as a first attempt, is highly creditable, and gives promise of future excellence, if the talent of our musician receive careful and suitable cultivation.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874536

Swisse Air with Variations for the Piano Forte by FREDERICK ELLARD, Sydney, F. Ellard, Music Saloon, George-street. Price 4s.

THIS is a production which we hesitate not to say, is very creditable to Australia. It is we are informed, the opera prima, the first composition of a young musician of great promise, the son of the publisher; and we are glad to see the rising young gentlemen of the colony, evincing a desire to excel in this, or any of the other fine arts, as it is a certain proof of our advancing in taste and refinement.

The Swisse Air, which our young composer has chosen for his Tema, though not quite so fine a melody as the "Swiss Boy," or the celebrated "Ranz de Vache," is simple and pastoral; and, throughout the variations, Mr. Ellard has very faithfully preserved this character. In all the three leading variations he very skillfully, ends with the concluding strain of his Tema, a modus recurrendi, of which we greatly approve, though many composers are but too apt to lose sight altogether of the original aria, in their anxiety to display their own twisted charms of interminable notes.

Mr. Ellard has been minute in his directions to the performer, who will require to know some little more of Italian than the meagre vocabulary usually found in the musical instruction books. For example "Attacca il tema;" but we observe, that the engraver has made not only one mistake but has repeated it, of et for "ed" in the phrases Legato il sopra, ET ben marcata il basso." and agam "Agitato ET molt allegro".

We cannot conclude without remarking that the engraving by Carmichael is well executed, and would do credit to a piece from a London house. Australia, there can be no doubt, so far as these matters are concerned, has advanced, is advancing, and will advance, if the wealthy, who have the means will only give the requisite encouragement to those who devote themselves to the fine arts as a profession. We therefore recommend all our amateur players on the pianoforte to possess themselves of this very pretty piece of music without delay.

ASSOCIATIONS: John Black Carmichael (engraver)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (15 April 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651786 

RAFFLE. PIANOFORTE, by Duff and Hodson, London, to be raffled for. May be seen at Mr. Ellard's, George-street. April 14.


"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS.", The Sydney Herald (21 April 1842), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12874778 

A List of the Trustees of Insolvent Estates who have been confirmed: . . . [Insolvent] Spencer W. Wallace; [Trustees] Francis Ellard and H. Phillips . . .


"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", The Sydney Herald (5 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875003 

In the estate of Adam Smith . . . The insolvent also inquired if he could make an amendment of his schedule, by adding some personal property which he had discovered since last examination, when he was informed that he might make any additions he thought proper; the following were then added:
A semi-grand piano, at Ellard's - £50 0 0.


"SYDNEY GENERAL TRADE LIST. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1842. IMPORTS", The Sydney Herald (16 May 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875189 

MAY 7.- KELSO, ship, 567 tons, Roxburgh, master, from London, M. Metcalfe, agent . . .
1 box, F. Ellard . . .


"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. MONDAY", The Sydney Herald (17 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875215 

PROOF OF CLAIMS . . . In Luigi Dalle Case's estate, an adjourned meeting: H. Isler, £20 11s.; H. Matthew-grew, £3; F. Ellard, £12 4s. 6d.; Jubez Handley, £10 ; Patrick Grant, £13 2s. 9d.

ASSOCIATIONS: Luigi Dalle Case


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (14 May 1842), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875157 

OFFICES TO LET. - The first floor of F. Ellard's Music Saloon, George-street, For particulars, enquire at the House. May 11.


[News], The Australian (28 May 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37116343 

We beg to call the attention of our readers to the advertisement underneath, convening a Meeting of the Townsmen on Monday next, at the School of Arts, for the purpose of Petitioning tlie Government against tlie Municipal Bill: [ADVERTISEMENT] . . . Your most obedient humble servants, W. C. Wentworth, J. T. Hughes, P. De Mestre, James Holt, John Hosking, Thomas Burdekin, William Hutchinson, Samuel Lyons, Saul Lyons, H. Macdermott, Richard Peek, J. Walford, John Sparke, W. A. Duncan, Daniel Egan, James Tegg, Alexander Dick, George Moss, F. Ellard, Edward Youngman, Joseph Newton, James McEachern.


[Advertisement], Australasian Chronicle (2 June 1842), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736113 

MUSIC SALOON, GEORGE-STREET.
F. ELLARD respectfully announces his having lately received the largest Stock
of MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS that has ever arrived in this colony.
The Pianofortes are especially selected for him, from the manufactories of the most esteemed makers in London.
The music consists of the very latest publications, both vocal and instrumental.
ACCORDIONS, With and without semi-tones, German and French. SPANISH GUITARS, By Panorma, and approved foreign makers.
SERAPHINES, Suitable for either church or chamber. Flutes, music paper, bar portfolios, blank music books, violins, tenors, and violoncellos, bows for ditto, harp, guitar, violoncello, and violin strings, cornopians, cornettos, French horns, hunting ditto, Kent bugles, copper and brass trombones, tamborines, bass and side drum heads, &c.
Every other article connected with the trade of the best description.
An excellent double auction harp, by Errard, will be sold very reasonable.


9 June 1842, morning and evening concerts, Stephen Hale Marsh

[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (9 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875616 

PROGRAMME OF MR. MARSH'S SECOND MORNING AND EVENING CHAMBER CONCERT, at his residence, in Bligh-street, THIS DAY, Thursday, June 9, 1842. PART I . . . Grand Trio for three performers on one Pianoforte; first time in this colony - Mrs. Prout, Master Ellard, and Mr. Marsh - Czerny . . .

"MUSIC", The Sydney Herald (14 June 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875658 

We omitted to mention last week Mr. Marsh's second chamber concert, at which there was a fair attendance in the morning, and a full room in the evening. The novelty in the instrumental department was Czerny's trio for six hands on one piano,, which was ably performed by Mrs. Prout, Mr. Marsh, and Master Ellard . . .


"MEETINGS OF CREDITORS", Australasian Chronicle (14 June 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31736211 

On Friday the following claims were proved: - In the estate of George Blackett an adjourned meeting was held, and F. Ellard proved a debt of 23l. 2s . . .


"MRS LOGAN'S CONCERT", The Sydney Herald (23 June 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12875825 

. . . would have been far more numerous. - Hobart Town Courier, June 10.

(Mrs. Logan is sister to Mr. Ellard of George street,and may shortly be expected in Sydney.)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Herald (29 July 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12876451 

MUSICAL TUITION. MRS. LOGAN, PROFESSOR of the PIANOFORTE and SINGING, begs to acquaint the public that she intends as early as possible to open an academy, for instruction in music, combining its theory and practice. In the mean time, Mrs. Logan will be happy to receive pupils at the house of her brother, Mr. Ellard, George street. Sydney, July 28.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (28 September 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421726 

Australian Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
THE Brethren of this Order are requested to meet at the Odd Fellows' Hall (Brother Joseph Smith's, sign of the Saracen's Head, King-street), on Wednesday, the 5th day of October next, at half-past nine o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of consecrating and dedicating the new Lodge Room, and afterwards going in procession to St. James's Church where a sermon will be preached in aid of the funds of the Benevolent Asylum . . .
The Brethren will assemble, and dine together, at their Lodge Room, at six o'clock, p. m. . . .
The tickets for the dinner may be procured from the following stewards: -
. . . [Brother P.V.G.] Francis Ellard . . .


"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 October 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12408241 

"What is Love?" A very pretty ballad, a maiden composition, by Mr. J. Deane, published by Ellard. The poetry is by a gentleman, and of much the same order as the words of popular songs have been for some time past. The music, especially when regarded as a coup d'essai, is highly creditable to the talented young musician who composed it. The melody is very pretty, and well adapted; and if our estimation of colonial musical taste be correct, will become a great favorite. We have always looked upon Mr. J. Deane, Junior, as a musician of much promise, and are glad to be able to notice his first composition with the commendation that we feel is due to "What is Love."


"In the Insolvent Estate of FRANCIS ELLARD . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (11 November 1842), 1687

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230359788 

In the Insolvent Estate of FRANCIS ELLARD, of George-street, in the City of Sydney, Music Seller. WHEREAS the Estate of Francis Ellard was, on the 8th day of November, 1842, placed under Sequestration in my hands, by order of His Honor Sir James Dowling, Knight, Chief Justice, I hereby appoint a Meeting of the Creditors of the said Francis Ellard, to be holden at the Supreme Court House, Sydney, on Wednesday, the 16th day of November instant, to commence at 2, P.M., and end at 2.30, P.M., for proof of Debts; and another Meeting to be holden at the same place on Thursday, the 24th day of November instant, to commence at 12, and end at 1, P.M., for the like purpose, and for electing a Trustee or Trustees. - -Dated this 10th day of November, 1842. WILLIAM H. KERR, Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates (3160)

"NEW INSOLVENTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (11 November 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12421333 

Francis Ellard, of George-street, in the city of Sydney, music-seller, filed his schedule on the 8th instant . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12420114

" . . . JOSEPH M'KENNA, Accountant, having been confirmed Provisional Trustee", New South Wales Government Gazette (29 November 1842), 1779

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230360165 

"NOTICE . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (30 December 1842), 1934

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230360923 


"NEW MUSIC", Australasian Chronicle (6 December 1842), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738123 

"How sweet those tuneful bells." A Cantata. Written and composed by G. W. Worgan, Organist of St. Mary's. Dedicated to the Very Rev. F. Murphy, V.G. Sydney; F. Ellard . . .


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37117194

We have to acknowledge the receipt of the newly published Sydney Corporation Quadrilles, composed hy Mr. Frederick Ellard. They are very neatly got up, and the airs are lively and pretty, and we do not doubt but they will soon become popular in Sydney ball rooms.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738259

The Sydney Corporation Quadrilles. Dedicated to the Mayoress. By F. Ellard.

No great originality or depth of science is looked for in the composition of quadrilles, for the reason, we presume, that few, if any, real masters have ever condescended to devote their time to such trifles. Any combination and division of sounds which may give the time and enliven the steps of the party is considered, and perhaps justly, sufficient. In this view the "Corporation Quadrilles" will, we doubt not, serve their object, and give an additional interest to the Mayoress's Ball. Considered according to the rules of thorough bass and composition, they will not bear criticism. For example, in the very first line we have a C sharp pitched nakedly against a doubled C natural in the bass, and twice in the same page we have such a chord as 7 6 5 3 with the 7 doubled, and so distributed as to make altogether such a passage as we do not remember to have ever before met with. In page 2, we meet with some unapardonable progressions; but, as we have said, these pieces are but quadrilles, and we have no doubt they will be found to serve their purpose in this respect. The opening of No. 4, and the finale, (barring some portion of the harmony), are very effective movements.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31738297

To the Editor of the Australasian Chronicle.
MR. EDITOR - You have been pleased to notice my set of quadrilles. I am very sorry some of the distributions of harmony do not meet with your approbation. Allow me in justice to myself to remark, I have examples from the most eminent authors; the egregious blunder in the printing of the 4th bar, 2nd page, I have rectified; but also allow me to say, the chord of 7 6 5 3 (which by the bye is not the chord, the appogiatura B being called an interval) must remain as a reminiscence of beauty, to be met with over and over again in the splendid and scientific opera of Oberon. -
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
FREDERICK ELLARD.

[If we have any qualms of conscience in regard to our criticisms, it is on the ground of their being generally too favourable. This is peculiarly the case with respect to our notice of Mr. Ellard's quadrilles. "The appogiatura B," which Mr. Ellard says is "called an interval," is no appogiatura at all, and, as Mr. Ellard truly says, "as not the chord," nor anything at all like a chord. It is true that in the overture to Oberon several passages occur very like Mr. Ellard's to the unskilful eye, but they are vastly different when put into figures, and sound very unlike to the ear. Mr. Ellard maybe assured that he is not a Weber, and that none but a Weber can safely imitate the flights which characterise "the splendid and scientitrc opera of Oberon." - ED.]

"NEW MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 December 1842), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12420511 

"The Corporation Quadrilles" have been before us some days for review, but either other Corporation affairs, want of space, or the unpleasantness of the task, has delaycd our giving them the required notice. We wish every success to the aspiring young composer, and would, if we could compatibly with our duty to the public, award him all praise for these Quadrilles, but while the airs are by no means original the counter point is in many instances strikingly so. One air seems to be a regular composer haunter. It first enters the brain of Bellini who introduces it in his Opere of "I Puritani" next, some other haunted composer makes of it the song "Oh! 'tis sweet to remember," and now by some strange ghostly agency it re-appears in the first Corporation Quadrille, by no means a gainer in the transmigration; this may be no fault of Mr. Frederick Ellard, and other and greater composers have similarly erred. The offences against the laws of harmony will doubtless not be repeated when the young composer has had more time and opportunity of becoming acquainted with them.

1843

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12423543

In the estate of Francis Ellard, W. Wallis proved a claim of £41. The meeting in this estate had been called to decide on an offer of composition, and the creditors present decided on accepting the following composition ; viz., 6s. 8d. in one year, a second instalment of 6s. 8d. in two years, and a third and last instalment of 6s. 8d. in three years. In the mean time Mr. Ellard is to keep book accounts of all his transactions in business, those accounts to be open to the inspection of his creditors. The instalments to be received by Mr. F. Ellard's promissory notes.


"ST. PATRICK'S DAY. ST. PATRICK'S TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY", Australasian Chronicle (21 March 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31739232 

. . . The following is an account of the society's funds, from the 1st October, 1842 . . . Paid to Mr. Ellard for musical instruments - 71 5 0 . . .


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12415731

MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS AT HALF-PRICE.
F. ELLARD, Music Seller, and Musical Instrument Maker, begs to inform the public, that owing to the great depression of trade, together with the varied and extensive stock now on hand, induces him to hope that he will meet the wishes of his friends and patrons, by selling from henceforth all music and instruments at half-price, for Cash.
As the Mechanical part of his Establishment will for the future be conducted by himself (being free from the exorbitant demand of workmen's wages), he will be enabled to make and repair every thing connected with the trade at the above price.
Twenty-five years' practical knowledge justifies him in guaranteeing that all repairs will be executed in a most efficient and workmanlike manner.
N.B. Harp, Violin, and Violoncello Strings, at half the usual cost price.
All descriptions of Pianofortes tuned for 5s.
Music Saloon, George-street, - oldest Establishment in New South Wales.
August 9.


"IMPORTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 December 1843), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12422884 

December 12.-Deborah, schooner, 121 tons, Wing, master, from Auckland and the Bay of Islands: 70,000 feet timber, Messrs. Henty and Co., of Launceston; 6 casks pork, T. Wing; 1 case piano, F. Ellard.

1844

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 March 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12407847 

SQUARE PIANOFORTE.
SATURDAY, TWELVE O'CLOCK. MR. MORT will sell by Auction, on SATURDAY next, the 2nd day of March, at his Rooms, four doors north of the Post Office, at twelve o'clock precisely, A very excellent toned square pianoforte, by Ellard and Sons, in handsome case, with carved legs, &c.
The above will be sold without reserve, and is worthy the attention of any one wishing to possess a good instrument.
Terms, Cash.


"Insolvency Proceedings. SATURDAY, APRIL 20. PROOF OF CLAIMS", Morning Chronicle (24 April 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31742659 

In the estate of John Gray, an adjourned second meeting . . . F. Ellard, £4 6s 6d. The meeting allowed the insolvent to retain his furniture and wearing apparel.


"IMPORTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (1 May 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12424281 

April 30. - Christina, brig, 126 tons, Captain Pearce, from Port Phillip . . .
1 parcel music, J. Ellard [sic] . . .


10 June 1844, sale of property let by Prosper De Mestre to Francis Ellard

[Advertisement], The Guardian (11 April 1844), 37

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228063090 

INTENDED SALE OF IMPROVED CITY PROPERTY, OPPOSITE THE MILITARY BARRACKS, IN GEORGE-STREET . . . MR. SAMUEL LYONS will shortly bring to the hammer ALL THAT extensive range of HOUSES, at present in the occupation of Mr. Tegg, Bookseller; Ellard, Music Seller; Dick, Jeweller; Phelps, Australian General Assurance Office; Blackman, Auctioneer; G. Moss, City Hotel; The Sydney Bank . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28651053 

INTENDED SALE OF CITY PROPERTY . . . MONDAY, THE 10TH JUNE . . . Lot 2. No. 486, House, Shop, and Premises, occupied by Mr. Francis Ellard, musicsellers, at and annual rent of £180, payable quarterly; tenant at will . . .

"CITY FREEHOLD PROPERTY, FOR SALE ON MONDAY NEXT, IN THE ESTATE of P. DE MESTRE", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 June 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12413636 

"CONFIDENCE RESTORED", The Australian (11 June 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37118641 

. . . We have much pleasure in giving publicity to the particulars of this Sale, feeling assured that the scale has at length turned, and having learnt experience in the hard School of adversity - possessing a rising Market for our Wool, conjoined with our new Export of Tallow - we shall once more go a-head, and the prosperity of Australia will stand on a firmer basis than ever. Lot 1 - Dwelling House in George-street, occupiod by Mr. Tegg - £1850
2 - Ditto ditto Mr. Ellard - 1330
3 - Ditto ditto Mrs. Dick - 1300 . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 July 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12426007 

HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, SILVER PLATE, PLATED WARE, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, BOOKS, &c. BEING THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF RICHARD ALLEN, ESQ., DECEASED. MR. BLACKMAN has been favoured with instructions from the Executor of the late Richard Allen, Esq., to sell by public auction, upon the premises, Bathurst street East,
ON WEDNESDAY, THE 31st JULY . . .
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
A very superior brilliant toned Pianoforte, by "Collard and Collard."
A very powerful toned Seraphine, by Ellard and Sons, Dublin
One powerfd musical box (very fine), playing four Overtures
One ditto ditto, playing eight Airs
One Violin, supposed " Cremona," in case
Fine large drum, in case . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: Richard Allen (d. 16 July 1844), registrar of the court of requests


"EXTRACTS . . . A Hint to Piano-forte Players", Port Phillip Gazette (3 August 1844), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224811048 

We have again and again expressed our regret that the more the powers of the piano-forte have been enlarged and developed by the skill of the manufacturer - the more its tones have been strengthened, mellowed, and enriched by our Broadwoods, Ellards, and Collards - the more it has been degraded by public performers into a machine for exhibiting mere manual dexterity. We would not withhold from the Thalbergs, and Liszts, and Dreyshocks, the meed of praise they deserve as wonderful performers, and even men of genius. But their flexibility of fingers (though it may have made their fortune) has been a will-o'-the-wisp that has led them astray from the path to the true greatness in their art. Liszt, in particular, has the qualities of mind and heart, which, had he not added to these the dexterity of an Indian juggler, might have made him another Beethoven. As it is, his fame will die with his fingers. But this is a lesser evil than the destruction of good piano-forte playing among our amateurs. It is pleasant enough to hear Thalberg and Liszt dart like lightning through their rocket-like flights of double demi-semiquavers, but then every aspiring damsel that hears them must do the like. The music of Mozart, of Dussek, of Hummel, even of Beethoven, is thrown aside as something below the vaulting ambition of our young lady pianists. They will not condescend to play anything they can play, and they thus make themselves and their pianos one of the standing nuisances of domestic and social life. - Morning Chronicle [London].


"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Australian (22 August 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119736 

AUG. 21 - The schooner WATERLILY, Hayle, master. for Hobart Town with sundries . . .
EXPORTS. Per WATERLILY: - . . . 1 box musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37120218

. . . The Upper Circle wall, occupied principally by the excellent Band of the 99th Regiment, who played the Airs; and the Theatrical Band of the Orchestra played the Quadrilles, Waltzes, &c; with much spirit . . . . . . a list of the visitors, with the characters or costumes which they had marked on their cards of admission . . .
. . . Mr. Ellard, jun. Greek youth; Miss Ellard, Greek girl . . .


"EXPORTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (17 September 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12418318 

September 16 - Louisa, brig, Captain Tucker, for Hobart Town . . .
1 box musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Australian (20 September 1844), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37126811 

JUST PUBLISHED,
THE LAYS OF THE HEBREWS, A SELECTION of the Hebrew Melodies, as sung at the consecration of the Sydney Synagogue. Respectfully dedicated to Sir Moses Montefiore, Knight, F. R. S. arranged for the Pianoforte, by J. H. ANDERSON, Professor of Music. Price, 2s. 6d. To be had of Mr. F. Ellard, Music Saloon, George-street.

"LITERARY NOTICES", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (21 September 1844), 148

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135834 

"THE LAYS OF THE HEBREWS", The Australian (23 September 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37119610 


"EXPORTS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (12 October 1844), 194

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161165687 

October 5. - Waterlily, schooner, Captain Hayle, for Hobart Town . . .
1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE", The Australian (31 October 1844), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37124043 

CLEARANCES. Oct. 30 - The brig Louisa, Tucker, master, for Hobart Town with sundries . . .
PER LOUISA . . . 1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


"SYDNEY COLLEGE EXAMINATION", The Australian (14 December 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37125801 

The Students of the above Establishment were publicly examined yesterday in the Hall of the College . . .
We subjoin a list of the young geutlemen who obtained Prises of Books . . .
11. General Improvement - F. Ellard . . .


1845

"LAW INTELLIGENCE. CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 April 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12878667 

. . . James Henry Fullard, prisoner of the Crown, under sentence at Cockatoo Island, was next placed in the witness-box : he deposed that he had received the cornopean from Flannaghan, and subsequently the case - (the instrument and case now produced), and had subsequently sold them to Mr. Cohen for 50s. On cross-examination the witness deposed, that he went into Mr. Cohen's shop, and when Mr. Cohen saw the corner can he said he should like to buy it, and eventually did buy it for 50s.; witness had asked a higher price for it; he believed he did tell Mr. Cohen something about having sold the instrument for £4, and not being able to get the money, and that was the reason why he wanted to sell it again; he had known Mr. Cohen eight or nine years; when he first knew him, witness was himself assigned servant to Mr. Ellard, musical instrument seller; Mr. Cohen knew that he was a musical instrument maker, and that he kept a shop in Parramatta . . .

ASSOCIATIONS: James Henry Fullard


[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (17 May 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92679870 

MUSIC ON SALE at the Geelong Stationery, Warehouse: . . .
Ellard's new Flute Tutor, with a select Collection of Popular Melodies, by an eminent Professor of that instrument . . .


21 May 1845, concert, Frank and John Howson

[Advertisement], The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (17 May 1845), 240

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228135601 

MESSRS. F. & J. HOWSON'S GRAND CONCERT,
at the ROYAL VICTORIA THEATRE, On WEDNESDAY, the 21st MAY, 1845 . . .
PROGRAMME. PART I . . .
Solo Pianoforte, "Variations de Concert," (with Orchestral Accompaniments) - Mr. Ellard, Jun. . . .

"MUSIC AND THE DRAMA", The Australian (24 May 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156145 

. . . On Wednesday, Messrs. Howson gave their promised Concert, and, notwithstanding the unfavorable state of the weather, the house was well filled with a highly respectable audience. Messrs. Howson labored under the disadvantage peculiar to persons, whose fame has preceded them, on making their first appearance. The public, by expecting too much, are apt to feel disappointed. We are happy to say such was not the case with these gentlemen. Their performances seemed to adequately realise, in the judgment of their auditors, all that could have been anticipated . . .

. . . Mr. F. Ellard's pianoforte solo exhibited skill, taste, and execution of a superior order. As a musician, we should speak of him as a young man of great promise; but on this occasion his capabilities had not fair play. The orchestral accompaniments were horribly defective. We are not prepared to say on whom the blame is chargeable, but the arrangements for the Concert, in this respect, were wholly inadequate; consequently, Mr. Ellard, and others, appeared under great disadvantages: nor was a solitary chorus brought to the relief of the rest of the business . . .

"MUSIC AND MUSICIANS", Commercial Journal and General Advertiser (24 May 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228142744 

. . . Mr. F. Ellard, Junr., made his debut on this occasion, and played some "Variations de Concert" on the piano-forte with great success. To a difficult composition, his brilliant finger and obvious command of piano-forte finesse imparted all the grace of which it was susceptible; and assured his friends that he has executive talent of a very high order. He was seemingly laboring under the usual nervous attendants of "a first, appearance," and we were sorry to perceive that, by reason of some contre-temps, the orchestral accompaniments were any thing but serviceable to him; but, notwithstanding these drawbacks, his successful rendering of the most difficult passages stamps him as an accomplished pianist. He was warmly applauded throughout . . .

"THEATRICAL REGISTER", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (24 May 1845), 244

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228136060 

. . . Mr. Ellard, Jun., favoured the audience with a solo on the pianoforte, in which he displayed considerable power over the instrument, but which he kept possession of somewhat too long - "too much of a good thing," it is said, "is good for nothing" . . .

"SYDNEY. We furnish additional extracts from papers to the 29th May: THE MESSRS. HOWSON'S CONCERT", The Courier (7 June 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2948325 

. . . We must not forget Mr. Ellard, junior, who is a young and, we think, promising musician; his pianoforte solo was rather long . . .


"IMPORTS", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 June 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12880468 

June 23 - Waterlily, schooner, 155 tons, Captain Hayle, from Hobart Town . . .
1 parcel music, F. Ellard . . .


"CATGUT", The Australian (28 June 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156950 

It will be in the recollection of the public, that amongst other things pointed out by us, some time ago, which should be grown or manufactured in this colony, the article of catgut was mentioned. We are now happy to learn that Mr. Ellard, music seller, &c., of George street, has commenced the manufacture of this article, whereby the necessity of importing between £500 and £1000's worth of harp, violin, and guitar strings, will be precluded. We also learn that this enterprising citizen intends to manufacture on the premises, in future, all musical instruments that may be required for the use of the Australian public, and the neighbouring colonies.

NOTE: For previous communications, see "No. 2 - CAT GUT. To the Editor", The Australian (9 March 1844), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37126365 

"EXPORTS", The Australian (9 March 1833), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37126374 


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (23 July 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881050 

TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE HUNTER RIVER. F. ELLARD, in reply to the numerous applications for him to visit the above districr, begs to inform the public that he is now in Maitland for the purpose of repairing and tuning Pianofortes. Any communications left at Mr. Capper's Store, West Maitland, shall be punctually attended to.


[Advertisement], The Australian (29 July 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157305 

THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, Price 2s 6d., THE NATIONAL SONG OF AUSTRALIA - "Hail to thee, Mighty One" The words by John Rae, A. M.; and the music composed by S. H. Marsh. To be had at Ellard's Music Saloon, George street, Messrs. Kern & Co., Hunter street, and of the Engraver and Printer, H. C. Jervis, Pitt street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 August 1845), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12881753 

PIANOFORTE FOR SALE, A HORIZONTAL PIANOFORTE,
manufactured by Robert Wolf, London, six octaves, extending sounding board and bracing bars, grand action, and metallic plate.
The above Instrument will be sold reasonable, as the owner is about leaving the colony.
To be seen at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon.


MR. DEANE'S CONCLUDING LECTURE ON MUSIC . . .", The Australian (11 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159722 

Mr. Deane's Concluding Lecture on Music was delivered, last night, to a fair and crowded audience, at the City Theatre. Albeit, "no orator as Brutus," Mr. Deane is so far removed from the "I am Sir Oracle" genus, and has through so many by-gone years laboured with zealous industry in his vocation, that we "should be made of sterner stuff" than we deem ourselves to be, were we "to consider" his little blemishes "too curiously." The passages, moreover, of the lecture were brief - the musical illustrations many - a large amount of sack to a halfpenny worth of bread. Among the instrumental performers, Mr. Ellard's Concertante (?) on the pianoforte experienced a clamorous and merited encore . . .


5 September 1845, concert, Australian Harmonic Club

"AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB", The Sydney Morning Herald (15 September 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882155 

The press of other matter has prevented us noticing as soon as we otherwise should have done, the very agreeable concert of this society, which took place on Friday evening, the 5th instant. Notwithstanding the torrents of rain, the attendance was very numerous and highly respectable. We vere most agreeably surprised to find a considerable increase of animation and kind feeling in the audience, which tends most materially to encourage the performers. We have never witnessed so many encores in this part of the world. Amongst the most effective we must mention Mr F. Ellard, Junior's, fantasia on the pianoforte, in which he displayed not only great brilliancy of finger, but that he is possessed of good taste and power of expression. The overture to Masaniello was performed with great energy and spirit, much to the credit of the leader, Mr. John Deane . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 September 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12882218 

TO THE INHABITANTS OF BATHURST.
MOSES BROWNE begs to inform the inhabitants of the above district that he has been appointed Agent for Mr. Ellard, for the sale of everything connected with the music trade.
N. B. - Has received a quantity of music, which he will sell at the Sydney prices.


"EXPORTS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (1 November 1845), 274

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161168608 

October 29. - Waterlily, schooner, Captain Hayle, for Hobart Town . . .
1 case musical instruments, F. Ellard . . .


3 December 1845, Stephen Hale Marsh, concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (3 December 1845), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12883872 

GRAND CONCERT. VICTORIA THEATRE.
MR. MARSH begs to express his obligation to those ladies and gentlemen who favoured him with their names as subscribers to the Art Union Concert, (at which the drawing for a prize, an Erard's Harp, was contemplated) but regrets that in consequence of there being still a deficiency of half the required number, he is compelled for the present to abandon the proposed plan,
THE CONCERT, which has been for some time in preparation will take place at the
Royal Victoria Theatre, THIS EVENING, DECEMBER 3RD, 1845.
PROGRAMME. PART I . . .
. . . Fantasia - Pianoforte - Thalberg - Mr. F. Ellard . . .
PART II . . .
. . . Grand Duet, Harp and Pianoforte, upon Rule Britannia - Bochsa - Mr. Marsh and Mr. Ellard . . .

"MR. MARSH'S CONCERT . . .", The Sydney Morning Herald (5 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12883928 

MR. MARSH'S CONCERT was well and fully attended on Wednesday evening. The Governor and Lady Gipps entered their box precisely at eight o'clock . . . Mr. F. Ellard played a Fantasia of Thalberg's; he is much improved since we last heard him, but touch and clearness of execution are still desirable with him . . .

"MUSIC", The Australian (6 December 1845), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159555 

. . . Mr. F. Ellard, Jun., must also receive especial honorable mention for his Piano-forte performances, which are characterised by great facility of execution, delicate clearness of tone, and a degree of feeling which Piano-forte players do not ordinarily possess. Should this young gentleman adopt music as a profession, we confidently predict that, after a suitable period of study in England and on the continent of Europe, he will hold no subordinate grade among the votaries of that science . . .

"MR. MARSH'S GRAND CONCERT", The Weekly Register of Politics, Facts and General Literature (6 December 1845), 268

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228134787 

. . . Mr. F. Ellard promises well; but should get cured of those apparently spasmodic twitchings with which his hands, on every convenient opportunity, fly from the keys . . .


"Police Reports . . . THURSDAY", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (13 December 1845), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766074 

. . . In the case of Metcalf v. Cashmore for assault, tried before Alderman Flood and Councillor Hill . . .
Mr. Frederick Ellard was then called, whose evidence went to show that when Cashmore committed the assault, ladies were present where Mr. Metcalf was standing, and that the latter gentleman seemed very "peaceably, inclined." This closed the case for the prosecution . . .


30 December 1846, death of Joanna Ellard

1846

"Police Reports . . . ANOTHER EX-OFFICIAL", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (17 January 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59766649 

. . . A female named Sarah Callaghan, a married woman, living together with her husband in the service of Mr. Ellard, Music Seller, and residing in the next door to Mr. Colman, had been watching the movements of these fellows for a considerable part of the afternoon - and when Kennedy Taylor ran off with the lady's reticule, and Barker bolted across the street, Mrs. Callaghan had the presence of mind to call on the sentry to stop him, which he did accordingly, and the robbery being proved, they were committed to take their trial.


"'EXPORTS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (14 February 1856), 44

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161167249 

February 3, - Shamrock, steamer, Captain Gilmore, for Port Phillip and Launceston;
Cargo for Port Phillip - . . . 1 case (pianoforte) , 1 case fruit, F. Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (20 February 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12885421 

NEW MUSIC.
JUST RECEIVED, by the undersigned,
A quantity of every description of Music, the very latest London publications.
F. ELLARD, Music Saloon, George-street.
Apartments to let for offices, on reasonable terms.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (8 April 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12886421 

SEMI-GRAND PIANOFORTE, WITH EVERY MODERN IMPROVEMENT,
Manufactured by Collard and Collard, THE property of a gentleman about leaving the colony, and will be sold a bargain.
The undersigned will guarantee it perfectly sound, having originally sold it.
F. ELLARD, Music Saloon, George-street.


"WINDSOR . . . COURT OF REQUESTS . . . THE NEW SITTINGS . . . ELLARD v. WHITE", The Sydney Morning Herald (8 May 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887092 

This was an action brought by the plaintiff, Francis Ellard, music-seller, of Sydney, against Laban White, of Windsor, to recover the sum of £12, for work done to, and materials for, the repair of a pianoforte on the 8th January last, and carriage of same to and from Sydney and Windsor, as per agreement. The defendant pleaded - 1st. That the debt sued for was contracted for the benefit of the Order of Odd Fellows, of which Society the defendant was an office-bearer at the time of contracting the debt. 2nd. The defendant was not the responsible party for the debt so contracted. 3rd. The trustees for the time being are the parties who are responsible for any debt contracted for the benefit of the Order of Odd Fellows, by the common usage. 4th. The defendant, in contracting the debt did so by the special consent of the members of the Order or Society. 5th, At the time the plaintiff received instructions for the repairs of the piano, (the ground of the present action), the plaintiff was aware of the rules and customs of the said Order of Odd Fellows, and it was consistent with the plaintiff's knowlodge that the defendant contracted the debt, not personally; but in the name and at the responsibility of the Trustees of the Lodge or Order to which the defendant then belonged. And, 6th. That at the time the defendant contracted the debt sued for, he was invested with the office of Noble Grand, and was justified by the custom of the Order to which he belonged, to incur debts, for which the whole members (by the Trustees) were liable, and the defendant at the time the action was commenced had ceased to be such officer.

Mr. Lawson addressed the Court on behalf of the plaintiff. He said he would prove the contract and reasonableness of the charge. Witnesses were then called on the part of the plaintiff, who proved that the defendant on the 1st of October agreed with the plaintiff to repair the piano at any expense. The piano had been broken in the room of the United Loyal Hawkesbury Lodge of Odd Fellows, but did not belong to the Lodge. The piano was repaired after being two or three months in hand, and was sent back to Windsor. A witness for the defence swore that he once tuned the same piano, and that he was paid by the Lodge. The reasonableness of the charges for repairing and carriage were proven by several witnesses.

Mr. Lambton, who appeared for the defendant, after the case for the plaintiff was closed, addressed the Court to the following effect: - He regretted greatly that the case should have been brought to Court at all. His respected client belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, to which order he himself belonged, and it would have pleased him much more to have seen the matter settled out of Court than to have witnessed an exhibition of bad feeling, which was the ground work of the present action. He might premise that the order of Odd Fellows was an order or society essentially charitable, and in which the best feelings of our nature were brought into play. There were office bearers to the lodge for the time being, and his client at the time of the cause of complaint - the ground of this action - held the office of "Noble Grand." Here was his noble client - his face the index of his mind, noble and expansive, and it was well known that his heart is as noble and expansive with all those feelings of worth and good feeling which ought to characterise every member of the order to which he belonged. He (Mr. W.) spared neither personal trouble nor personal sacrifice to promote the good of the order, or to promote the harmony of every meeting; and in order to do so more effectually, he engaged a piano for the amusement of the brethren of the order. The very means his client took to promote the good and welfare of the order were those which these adverse parties turned against him - in fact they "seethed the kid in its mother's milk." However his client was desirous of promoting the pleasantry of the lodge, and therefore engaged the piano. This received the concurrence of the brethren, and was the source of much pleasure to the lodge. The piano was placed and kept in the lodge room, and on the meetings of the lodge was played upon by Mr. Dibdin (one of the witnesses). It failed, however, by some accident to give its wonted sounds, and it now appeared that instead of being the means of producing the harmony intended, it was the instrument of discord. He again repeated his sorrow that such a case should occur amongst Odd Fellows, and more deeply did he regret that such bad feeling should exist amongst any members as to bring such an action as this before the Court. He had stated, that at the time the debt was contracted his client had held the office of "Noble Grand," and he was prepared to prove that he was by virtue of his office justified in contracting debts for the benefit of the order. Unfortunately the order for which his client was a member was constituted before the late colonial Act for the regulation of friendly societies; but he would now quote from a recent authority. The learned gentleman then quoted from "Brown's Actions at Law," referring to a memher of a club where all the members were liable, and not the member giving an order; the party to whom he gave the order knowing at the time that the treasurer or trustees were liable, citing it as a case in point. He also cited another case much to the same purpose.

Witnesses were then called for the defence : Thomas Macdonell, secretary to the lodge of Odd Fellows, swore that he went with Mr. White to Ellard's shop while some repairs were doing to the piano in question, and asked if the piano was finished. Mr. Ellard wrote to him about the charge for repairs, and he referred to the party who employed him - he had paid for things done to the lodge on receiving an order from the proper officers; remembered giving an order for the tuning of the piano.

Cross-examined: Mr. White had no authority, expressed or understood, from the lodge to got the piano repaired. It was further given in evidence that the N.G. signs the order to pay any money; and that Mr. White had given such order, but the lodge refused to pay it. The rules of the Society were brought before the Court, and Mr. Ellard was proved to belong to the order, so that he was bound by the rules. But by one of the same rules it appeared that no member had power to contract any debt on account of the lodge in amount exceeding £5, without the express authority of the lodge. The Commissioner was therefore of opinion that the lodge was not in any way liable, Mr. White not having proved such authority. Mr. Lawson having replied. The Commissioner summed up at some length, and the assessors found a verdict for the plaintiff.

ASSOCIATIONS: Charles Alexander Dibdin (d. Adelong, NSW, 1868); grandson of the celebrated Charles Dibdin.


"IMPORTS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (16 May 1846), 138

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161164900 

May 15. - Phoebe, schooner, 89 tons, Bennett, master, from Port Phillip . . . 1 trunk, Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (15 June 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887816 

NEW MUSIC.
JUST PUBLISHED,
THE PITTORESQUE QUADRILLES.
Composed and arranged for the Pianoforte by Madame Dudemaine,
To be had at her residence, 24, Park-street;
or at Mr. Ellard's, George-street.

"LE PITTORESQUE Quadrille . . .", The Spectator (20 June 1846), 262

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250084646 


17 June 1846, Eliza Wallace Bushelle, concert

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887849 

MRS. BUSHELLE HAS the honour to inform her friends,
and the residents of Sydney, that her FAREWELL CONCERT (previous to her departure for England),
will take place on WEDNESDAY EVENING, 17TH INSTANT, IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL . . .
PROGRAMME. PART I . . .
6. Solo, Pianoforte, Grand Variations on the favourite "March from Puritani," Herz - Mr. Ellard, Jun. . . . PART II . . .
4. Grand Concertante Duet, Russian Melody, violin and pianoforte, Herz and Lafont - Mr. Ellard, Jun., and Mr. S. W. Wallace . . .

"MRS. BUSHELLE'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Australian (18 June 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37154914 

A numerous and respectable audience graced this Concert, which, took place, last, night. Amongst the audience we noticed His Honor Mr. Justice Therry, the Attorney General, Col. Despard (the hero of Waitemate) and several Officers of the Garrison, as well as the First Lieut., and Officers of H. M. S. Castor . . . Mr. Ellard, junior's Solo on the Pianofort, as well as his accompaniment in the Grand Concertante - from Herz and Lafont - displayed considerable power of execution, although we could not but regret the defective treble of the Piano, which was in no wise improved by the cross beams of the Concert Room, and the totally inapplicable introduction: of boughs of evergreen, with which it was decorated (?) We had forgotten, in the hurry of writing, to mention Mrs. Gibbs' English Ballad, and the Irish Ballad of Kitty Creagh. The first was very well sustained, but we could not help regretting that the latter had not been assigned either to Mr. Ellard, junior, or to Mr. Worgan, who could either of them have given it the raal brogue . . .

"CONCERT", The Sydney Morning Herald (19 June 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12887947 

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

http://www.nla.gov.au/ferguson/1440365x/18460620/00020082/5-6.pdf

"MRS. BUSHELLE'S FAREWELL CONCERT", The Spectator (20 June 1846), 261

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250084652 

. . . Mr. Ellard, jun., performed a brilliant arrangement from "Il Puritana" on the pianoforte with exquisite taste. He also joined Mr. Wallace in a grand concertante duet of Herz and Lafont's. We have, on previous oocasions, spoken in high terms of this young gentleman's talent, estimating it not only by its present accomplishment, but by its marked indications of yet greater capacity and promise for the future. We find that he continues to verify our predictions, and we can but advise him, once again, to persevere in the unremitting course of practice he has marked out for himself . . .


24 June 1846, Australian Harmonic Club, concert

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 June 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888039 

AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB CONCERT.
AN AMATEUR CONCERT in aid of the Funds of the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary,
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY S1R MAURICE O'CONNELL, AND LIEUT. COLONEL BLOOMFIELD, Will take place
THIS EVENING, WEDNESDAY, 24TH JUNE, At the City Theatre, Market-street . . .
PROGRAMME. PART I . . .
3. Grande Fantasia, pianoforte (Herz) - Mr. Ellard, Jun. . . .

"AUSTRALIAN HARMONIC CLUB CONCERT", The Australian (25 June 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37159216 


15 July 1846, the Gautrots' advertised concert (did not take place)

[Advertisement], The Australian (9 July 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157726 

GRAND CONCERT, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF SIR MAURICE O'CONNELL, K. C. B.
MONSIEUR AND MADAME GAUTROT, about to proceed to Calcutta, beg respectfully to announce their intention of giving a Grand Vocal and Instrumental Entertainment, in the Saloon of the Royal' Hotel, on Wednesday, the 15th Instant,
On this occasion will be engaged all the available musical talent in the colony, amongst which will be Solos performed by Mesdame Bushelle, Gautrot, Clancy, and Carandini;
Messieurs S. W. Wallace, Gautrot, F. Ellard, Jun., F. and J. Howson, Worgan, Turner, Carandini, and an Amateur.
The programme, with full particulars, will be published in a few days.


5, 12, and 26 August 1846, Leopold Ravac (Rawack), concerts

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (5 August 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888927 

MUSICAL SOIREE.
MR. RAVAC HAS the honour to announce, that he proposes giving a MUSICAL SOIREE
THIS EVENING, 5TH AUGUST, 1846, At the City Theatre, Market-street.
ASSISTANCE: Mr. Marsh, Mr. Ellard, Mr. Imberg, and per kindly permission of Colonel Blomfield, the Band of the 11th Regiment.
PROGRAMME. PART I . . .
4. Variations brillantes, sur un theme original de Herz, for Piano - Mr. Ellard . . .

"MUSICAL SOIREE", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 August 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12888945 

Mr. Ravac gave his first concert at the City Theatre last evening, assisted by Messrs. Marsh, Ellard, and Imberg, and by the band of the 11th Regiment. The whole of the performance was excellent; but we have only time to speak of Mr. Ravac . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (12 August 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12889093 

MUSICAL SOIREE. MR. RAVAC bep to announce that
on THIS EVENING, AUGUST 12th, he will have the honour of giving a
MUSICAL SOIREE, by the kind permission of the proper authorities, at the
OLD COURT HOUSE, CASTLEREAGH-STREET.
PROGRAMME. PART FIRST . . .
5. Melange de l'Opera Euryanthe, (Weber), par Thalberg, for Piano - Mr. F. Ellard . . .

[Advertisement], The Australian (25 August 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37156317 

MUSICAL SOIREE.
MR. RAVAC has the honor to announce that his third Musical Soiree will take place on Wednesday Evening next, at the Old Court House, Castlereagh-street, on which occasion His Excellency Sir Charles and Lady Mary Fitz Roy have kindly signified their intention of being present.
Assistants - Mr. Marsh, Mr. Ellard. Jun., Signor and Madame Carandini; and by the kind permission of Colonel Despard, THE BAND OF THE 99TH REGIMENT.
PROGRAMME: PART I . . .
4. Duet, Piano and Violin - Messrs. Ellard and Ravac . . .

"Music", The Spectator (29 August 1846), 376

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article250084663 

Mr. Ravac's third Musical Soiree took, place on Wednesday evening last; at the School Room in Castlereagh-street, in the presence of the most numerous and repectable audience which we remember to have seen assembled in this city on any similar occasion. From the varied attractions of the programme it was indeed to be expected that all the elite of Sydney fashionables as well as the lovers of music would be present, and such proved to be the case. It is not often that the same performer affords to a somewhat fastidious listener unqualified and increasing satisfaction on a second and third hearing, but we believe that Mr. Ravac has done so to all who have attended his short series of entertainments . . .

. . . We must not, however, exhaust our eulogies on Mr. Ravac alone. In a duett for Piano Forte and Violin, the joint production of Herz and Lafont, Mr. Ellard, Jun., grappled fearlessly and successfully with those feats of execution in which Herz delighted - skips from one end of the instrument to the other, runs in octaves, passages of tenths, complications of harmonies, combinations of melodies - in short, everything that could put the skill of the performer to the test. Neither amid all this display, was genuine music lost sight of, the melodies all through are beautiful, and Mr. Ellard did full justice to them and to the splendid slow movement.

ASSOCIATIONS: Leopold Rawack (violinist); Julius Imberg (pianist, accompanist); Richard Thompson (editor, The spectator)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 August 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892237 

PIANOFORTES.
JUST RECEIVED by the Undersigned, horizontal, cabinet, cottage, and picalo pianofortes, by the first London makers.
F. ELLARD, Music Saloon, George-street.
* F. E. begs to draw the attention of the public to one very handsome semi-cabinet Pianoforte - a fac simile of the one presented by Her Majesty Queen Victoria to the Princess de Brésil.


"THE AMERICAN IN NEW SOUTH WALES. ODD FELLOWSHIP", The Australian (19 September 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37158828 

THE AMERICAN IN NEW SOUTH WALES. The following communications have been handed to us for publication. They speak for themselves, and require no prefatory remarks at our hands: New London, 25th March, 1846. DEAR BROTHER ELLARD,- Although so far from us, I feel, as if you were near and dear to us and our fraternity, for the kind and brotherly care of our beloved Brother Rodgers, in his misfortunes; and when he returned, other misfortunes awaited him. The dear companion of his bosom was buried by your Thames Lodge, last July. We cannot find words to thank the brothers in Sydney . . .


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (29 September 1846), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12893266 

MR. FREDERIC ELLARD, Jun., begs to announce his intention of giving lessons on the Pianoforte. Terms may be known on application at his father's, (Mr. Francis Ellard), Music Saloon, George-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 November 1846), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12900255 

THIS DAY, NOVEMBER 21.
PIANOFORTE - SUPERIOR, BY AUCTION.
MR. STUBBS will sell by auction, at the Mart, King-street,
THIS DAY, NOVEMBER 21, At eleven o'clock,
A fine-toned very handsome Square Piano-forte, by Ellard, Sydney.
Terms, cash.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 November 1846), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12890986 

PIANOFORTE FOR HIRE. AN Instrument far superior to those usually lent on hire, can be obtained at the low rate of £ a month, on application to Mr. Ellard. It is the property of a person whose reduced circumstances renders it imperatively necessary she should part with it for the present.


9 December 1846, Spencer Wellington Wallace and Frederick Ellard, concert

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897282

EVENING CONCERT,
UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE.
MR. WALLACE AND MR. F. ELLARD have the honour to inform their friends and the public of Sydney, that their
CONCERT OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC will take place on
(Wednesday) This Evening, 9th December,
IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL,
On which occasion they will be assisted by all the available Musical Talent of Sydney.
PRINCIPAL VOCALISTS. Mrs. Bushelle, Mrs. Guerin, Madame Carandini, and Messrs. J. and F. Howson.
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO PERFORMERS. Violin, Mr. Wallace; Piano, Mr. F. Ellard; Trombone, Mr. J. Howson;
Mr. F. Ellard wishes to inform his friends and the public, that this will be his last performance in Sydney, having made arrangements to leave the colony in a few days.
1st Violin, Mr. Gibbs; 2nd Violin, Mr. Guerin; Tenor, Mr. Friedlander; Violoncello, Mr. E. Deane; Double Bass, Mr. W. Deane; Leader, Mr. Wallace.
Also, by the kind permission of Colonel Despard, C.B., the admired BAND OF H.M. 99TH REGIMENT.
PROGRAMME.
PART I.
Overture - Military Band.
Duet - "Ah! non Lascimi, no" - Mercadante - Mrs. Bushelle and Madame Carandini
Song - "What is it nerves the huntsman bold" - Trombone obligato - Louis Spohr - Mr. F. Howson
Solo Pianoforte - Rondo brillante in E flat - W. V. Wallace - Mr. F. Ellard
Scena - "Dearest Companions" - Bellini - Mrs. Guerin
Song - "Yes! let me like a soldier fall," from Maritana - W. V. Wallace - Mr. J. Howson
Swiss Boy, Concertante air and Variations for voice and pianoforte - Pexis - Mrs. Bushelle and F. Ellard
Ballad - "In happy moments," from Maritana - W. V. Wallace - Mr. F. Howson
Aria - "Quel Gaurdo il Cavaliere" - Donizetti - Madame Carandini
Solo - Violin - De Beriot's first Concerto - Mr. Wallace
PART II.
Overture. Military Band
Ballad - "I think of thee," from the German of Goethe's Ich gedenke deiner - F. Ellard - Mrs. Bushelle
"Reminiscences of Maritana - Violin and pianoforte - S. W. Wallace and F. Ellard - Messrs. Wallace and Ellard
"The Gambler's Wife," a dramatic and descriptive song (first time in the colony) Russell - Mr. F. Howson
Rect. and Aria - "Thou art gone" - Rooke - Mrs. Guerin
Scena from La Somnambula - "All is lost now" - Bellini- Mr. J. Howson
Ballad - "The spell is broken" - Madame Carandini
Solo - Trombone (from Il pirata) - Beer - Mr. J. Howson
Grand Finale to the daughter of S. Mark - Balfe - Mrs. Bushelle, Mrs. Guerin, Madame Carandini, Messrs. Howson.
Tickets, five shillings each, to be had from Mr. Ellard, George-street; Mr. Spark, Royal Hotel; and Messrs. Grocott, Colman, and Ford, Booksellers, George-street; Mr. Wyatt, Victoria Hotel, next the Theatre; Mr. Aldis, Tobacco Merchant, George-street; and Mr. Morgan, Chemist, Pitt-street; also from Mr. Wallace, 223, Castlereagh-street, near Market-street.
CONCERT TO COMMENCE AT EIGHT O'CLOCK.

"WEEKLY SUMMARY", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (12 December 1846), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59765993 

Messrs. Wallace and Ellard's Concert went off with great eclat on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Bushelle and Madame Carrandini were in excellent voice, and sung the pieces allotted to them with brilliant effect.

1847

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 January 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12891944 

FOR SALE, a PIANOFORTE (grand), by Collard and Collard. This is warranted one of the finest instruments in the colony, and may be seen at Mr. Ellard's Music Saloon, George-street.


"In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (23 February 1847), 227

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230674654 

In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard, of George-street, Sydney, dealer in music.
WHEREAS the Estate of Francis Ellard was, on the 20th day of February, 1847, placed under sequestration in my hands by order of His Honor Mr. Justice Therry, I hereby appoint a Meeting of the Creditors of the said Insolvent to be holden before me at the Supreme Court House, Sydney, on Monday, the 1st day of March next, to commence at 10, a.m., and end at 10-30, a.m., for proof of debts; and another Meeting to be holden at the same place on Friday, the 5th day of March, to commence at 10, a.m., and end at 10-30, a.m., for the like purpose, and for electing a Creditor's Assignee if necessary. - Sydney, 20th February, 1847. EDWIN C. SUTTOR, Chief Commissioner. Official Assignee - CLARK IRVING. 210 3s. 6d.

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. NEW INSOLVENTS", The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (27 February 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article688215 

FEB. 20. - Francis Ellard, of George-street, Sydney, dealer in music. Debts, £2282 6s. 6d. Assets-personal property, £995; outstanding debts, £112 11s. 6d Balance deficiency, £1174 1s. - Clark Irving, official assignee.

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 March 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897089 

BEFORE Chief Commissioner SUTTOR. In the estate of Francis Ellard, a first meeting was held, at which a claim was proved in favour of William Detman, for £548 3s. 6d.

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 March 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12900804 

FRIDAY. Before Chief Commissioner Suttor. In the estate of Francis Ellard, a second meeting was held, at which no claims were proved. The insolvent was examined by Mr. Pite, one of his creditors; after which the meeting was adjourned till the 12th instant.

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS", Sydney Chronicle (17 March 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31751286 

In the estate of Francis Ellard an adjourned second meeting was held, at which John K. Cleeve proved a claim for £42 11s. 3d., and W. Walker and Co., for £200 Os. 10d.

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 March 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897832 

IN THE INSOLVENT ESTATE OF FRANCIS ELLARD. BY ORDER OF THE OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE. MR. EDWARD SALAMON will sell by auction, on the premises, George street, on SATURDAY NEXT, MARCH 20TH, At eleven o'clock, All the Household Furniture, consisting of chairs, tables, sofas, carpets, rugs, bedsteads, bedding, china, glass, crockery, kitchen utensils, &c.; Choice paintings; Horse, harness, and gig; Spring van, &c. Belonging to the above estate, Terms - Cash.

"In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (19 March 1847), 337

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230675040 

In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard. (By order of the Official Assignee.) MR. EDWARD SALAMON will sell by Auction, on the premises, George-street, on Saturday next, 20th instant at eleven o'clock. All the household furniture and effects; superior paintings ; horse, harness, and gig; spring van, &c., belonging to the above Estate. 309 Terms cash. 3s. 6d.


[2 advertisements], The Sydney Morning Herald (24 March 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12894654 

MUSIC.
JOHN DUCROS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER, (Late of F. Ellard's, George-street,)
BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public generally, that he has commenced business in the above line at No. 23, Hunter-street, where he hopes, by unremitting attention and moderate charges, to merit a share of public support.
N.B. Musical instruments of every description carefully repaired. Old instruments bought or taken in exchange.

- - - - -

MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!
JAMES T. GROCOTT,
STATIONER, PRINTER, AND PICTURE-FRAME MAKER,
HASTENS to inform his friends and the public (the Ladies especially), that, he has this day Removed to the shop lately occupied by Mr. F. ELLARD, Music Seller 486, George-street, having been instructed by the Official Assignee of the Estate to Sell!
THE WHOLE OF THE BANKRUPT STOCK,
Without Reserve, Consisting of upwards of 3000 PIECES Music,
Viz.: Songs, Duets, Overtures, Glees, Operas, Solos, Quadrilles,
&c., &c., &c.,
LOVERS OF MUSIC have now an opportunity which may never occur again, as the stock must be cleared out in a few months.
| There is also a splendid Stock of
Violins, Violoncellos, Flutes, Flageolets, Clarionets, Fifes, Trombones, Organs, Violin and Piano Strings, Mouth Pieces, Tuning Keys
&c., &c., &c.,
The whole of which will be sold at
LSSS THAN PRIME COST.
The Stationery, Printing, and Frame making will be carried on as heretofore, J. T. G. being determined to do an extensive trade if attention and reasonable charges will ensure it.
Music Saloon and Stationery Warehouse, 486, George-street,
Directly opposite the Barrack-gate.


"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. SATURDAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 April 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12892510 

BEFORE Chief Commissioner SUTTOR. A third meeting was held m the estate of Francis Ellard, at which the trustees of Edwin Augustus Hickey, proved a claim for £600. After which the Court was adjourned till the 6th May next.

"DEPARTMENT OF INSOLVENT ESTATES. THURSDAY", Sydney Chronicle (8 May 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31751830 

Before Chief Commissioner Suttor. Estate of Francis Ellard. - An adjourned third meeting was held in this estate, at which the trustee of Willis, Sandeman, and Co. proved a claim for 53l. 2s. 3d., and John Williams proved a claim for 4l.


[3 advertisements], The Sydney Morning Herald (25 May 1847), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12896145 

MR. F. ELLARD, Pianoforte Tuner and repairer, begs to inform the inhabitants of Windsor and its vicinity, that he is now there, and will be most happy to tune and repair any pianos during his stay. Apply at Coffey's Hotel.

NEW MUSIC, JUST LANDED, EX - - - J. T. GROCOTT invites the attention of ladies to a small selection of new music, consisting of NEW POLKAS AND QUADRILLES, SONGS, AND PIANOFORTE PIECES. Music Saloon, 486, George-street.

JUST PUBLISHED, - That very beautiful and New Song, THE CAPTIVE GREEK GIRL, Price 2s. 6d. J. T. GROCOTT, Music Saloon, 486, George-street.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (16 September 1847), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12893294 

HANDSOME SQUARE PIANOFORTE, VIOLONCELLO, MAGNIFICENT PARIS TIMEPIECE, &c,, &c. MR. SAMUEL LYONS will sell by auction, at his Mart, On Tuesday, 21st September, At 11 o'clock, A splendid-toned square Pianoforte, by Ellard and Sons. An excellent toned Violoncello, with case A very handsome Paris Timepiece, with globe Two lots of Medallions, twelve beautiful Cameos, handsome Writing Desk, &c. Terms at sale.


"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. THURSDAY, OCT. 7", The Australian (12 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37128370 

In the estate of Francis Ellard, the Chief Commissioner having heard the arguments of counsel in support of and against an application for a certificate of discharge, reserved his decision till Saturday the 9th instant.

"INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS . . . THURSDAY [21 October]", The Australian (22 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37130287 

In tho estate of Francis Ellard. - The Chief Commissioner decided that the insolvent oould not be allowed his certificate.


14 and 21 October 1847, Frederick Ellard, depart Sydney, arrive Melbourne

"Shipping Intelligence . . . DEPARTURES", The Sentinel (21 October 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226463125 

Oct. 14 - The brig Christina, 126 tons, Saunders, master, for Port Phillip. Passengers, Mr. Southey, Mr. Atherton, Mr. Cropper, Mr. Ellard . . .

"Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED", The Melbourne Argus (22 October 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4762499 

October 21. - Christina, brig. Saunders, master, from Sydney. Passengers - (cabin) Messrs. Atherton, Ellard . . .


"SUPREME COURT - WEDNESDAY", The Sydney Morning Herald (28 October 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28649697 

Opposition had bean made, in the Court below to the granting by the Chief Commissioner to this insolvent his certificate of discharge. Many grounds were then alleged, and the Chief Commissioner, without delivering a specific opinion on the others, found one fatal, and therefore absolutely refused the granting the certificate.

Against this decision the insolvent now appealed. The ground on which he had been refused his certificate was this - that a Mr. Hickey, in the year 1844, had intrusted the insolvent, as it was alleged, under a del credere commission, to sell a certain number of pianos, which the insolvent, by evidence, admitted had been sold for the sum of £500 - which amount had not been paid to Hickey or his agent; but the amount had been expended in his, the insolvent's business; but alleging as a reason, that it was understood between him and Hickey that Hickey should not receive the amount until he should return from England. This arrangement, however, was not admitted by Hickey to have been the case, and in the mean time he had been deprived of his money.

Mr. Michie appeared for the insolvent, and Mr. Fisher for Hickey and another opposing creditor.

For the insolvent it was submitted, in reference to the only ground on which the insolvent had been refused his certificate, that Hickey was not in a position, below or now, to oppose, for his own estate had been assigned to trustees; and if any person could oppose, as to this transaction, it was Hickey's trustee, citing a decision in this Court of exparte Lyons, in re Prosper de Mestre. It was also contended, that this particular transaction did not come within the meaning of the Insolvent Act. It would seem that the insolvent had had a series of dealings with Hickey respecting the sale of pianos, on commission; this, therefore was not an individual transaction; and that the Insolvent Courts in England, on a case like this, where the insolvent is charged with expending to his own use moneys realized from property intrusted to him for sale, always making a distinction between a series of dealings and a single dealing, Cooke's Insolvent Practice, 282, 206; and the same Courts, in the like case, require some clear evidence to show that the insolvent had guilty intentions in retaining the property; the evidence in this case would scarcely warrant that conclusion; for here at least the insolvent had a claim upon the creditor for a commission. Besides, Hickey is now precluded from his present ground of opposition; for when the insolvent's estate was sequestrated on a former occasion, the trustee of Hickey, agreed with the now insolvent to take a composition of 6s. 8d. in respect of this identical transaction. And lastly, on the remaining ground, as to the very terms under which the pianos were delivered to the insolvent to sell, whether or a del credere commission or not, there was now no satisfactory evidence; the insolvent swears one way, and the creditor in the other. And looking at the whole conduct of the insolvent he was entiteld to his certificate.

His Honor the CHIEF JUSTICE, without calling upon Mr. Fisher, in delivering the judgment of the Court, said that they were all convinced that here there had been a gross breach of trust; and therefore, that the Chief Commissioner had acted wisely in refusing the certificate. Here there was no doubt the insolvent had been entrusted to sell the pianos, under a del credere commission; he admits he sold; and yet had made ise of the proceeds to his own benefit. The argument that this particular creditor was procluded from opposing on the score that a composition had been accepted, in respect of the same transaction [during] a former sequestration, and which had been set aside, would not avail the insolvent. A duty was cast upon the Court to ascertain whether the insolvent had so conducted himself that he was entitled to the benefit of the Act; the Court thought that he had not made out a case for that benefit.

Appeal dismissed.

"SUPREME COUTT. WEDNESDAY. OCT. 27", Sydney Chronicle (28 October 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31754012 


[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (30 October 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223152993 

MR. FREDERICK ELLARD.
IT being the intention of Mr. Frederick Ellard, Jun., of Sydney, to remain some time in Melbourne, he has determined (by the advice of his friends) on giving lessons upon the Pianoforte and also in Singing.
Further particulars may be had on application to Mr. Pullar, Collins-street, or Mr. Read, Artiste, corner of Market-square.
October 26, 1847.

[Advertisement], The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (1 November 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226516240 

Mr. Frederick Ellard, PIANIST,
BEGS to stale to the public of Melbourne that he has taken rooms at Mr. Read's, Artiste, corner of Market-square, where he can be heard of from 10 till 4, as well as at Mr. J. Puller's Collins-street.
Mr. Ellard has for sale a choice selection the newest Music - both vocal and instrumental - selected by himself from the opera of the Bondman (Balfe), Matilda, (Wallace), Maritana; &c. &c.


"CONCERT", The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (8 November 1847), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226516024 

His Honor the Superintendent and Judge A'Beckelt have promised to patronise a concert to be given on Thursday week by Mr. F. Ellard, a pianist of acknowledged talent. We have seen some items of the programme, which promise much, and novelty has not been lost sight of in its arrangement. Selections from the latest and best works of Balfe and Wallace, have been made, and will be supported by all the available musical talent we can boast of. Mr. Ellard has received from all quarters assurance of support, and has determined to hold his concert in the Theatre, which will undergo certain repair and renovation, most necessary at any time, but particularly for the occasion in question. Mr. Ellard, we understand, purpose shortly to sail for the "Great Metropolis."


18 November 1847, Frederick Ellard, concert, Queen's Theatre, Melbourne

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (17 November 1847), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223153711 

CONCERT.
MR. FREDERICK ELLARD HAS tho honor to announce that his Concert of
VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC wiil take place on
THURSDAY (To-Morrow,) 18th Instant, of the
QUEEN'S THEATRE, under the distinguished patronage of
HIS HONOR THE SUPERINTENDENT and HIS HONOR THE RESIDENT JUDGE,
(who will be present) upon which occasion he will be assisted by all the available musical talent in Melbourne.
PROGRAMME:
Part First.
Overture - La pie voleuse - Rossini.
Recit - Aria - The heart that once hath fondly teemed - Balfe.
L'Inquietude - (Grande fantasie de concert) - Dreyschock - Mr. F. ELLARD.
Duet - I've wandered in Dreams - Wade.
Ballad - They say there is some distant Land - (Bondman) - Balfe - Mr. F. ELLARD.
Romance - Those who would still be happy must - (Matilda) - Wallace.
Duo Concertante (L'Enfant du regiment) - Lafont et Herz - Violin and Piano.
Part Second.
Overture - Zampa (ou la Fiancee de Marbre) - Herold.
Moments of Pleasure - (Somnambula) - Bellini.
Introduction, et Finale a'la Fuga - Dedie a Monsieur Frederick Ellard, par son cousin, W. V. Wallace.
Scotch Ballad - Mary of Castle Carey.
Ballad - She wore a wreath of Roses.
Grand Scena, Opera, Der Freyschutz - C. M. Von Weber.
Duo entre Violin et Piano (sur un bolero) - Wolffe et De Beriot.
Kitty Creagh, a characteristic Irish ballad - Lover - Mr. F. Ellard.
Finale - God save the Queen, (full chorus.)
- - -
Tickets, five shillings each, being for the boxes and pit, upper boxes 2s. 6d., may be had at Mr. Pullar's, Collins-street; Mr. Murray's, Prince of Wales Hotel; Mr. Peppers, Royal Hotel; and at Mr. Ellard's rooms, corner of Market-square, where a plan of the boxes may be seen.

"MR. ELLARD'S CONCERT", The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (19 November 1847), 2

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A fine evening, the well-known liberal spirit of a Port Phillip public, and the high professional reputation which accompanied Mr. Frederick Ellard from the capital of New South Wales, attracted one of the most crowded and respectable audiences yesterday evening, it has ever been our lot to see congregated on such occasions - a patronage that unappreciated Ravac failed to effect. Considering the difficulties in the shape of professional assistance, and otherwise, under which Mr. Ellard laboured, we must pronounce his essai to have been tolerably successful, and as far as he is individually concerned, unconditionally so.

In Rossini's overture - "La pie voleuse," (the Maid and the Magpie - La Gazza Ladra), although respectably got through (the leader can't do everything), there was a great wont of vigour, forte, and evident indefiniteness about the performance which probably was but reasonable to expect. A very charmly Recit-aria, half ballad, "the heart that once hath fondly teemed," from Balfe's Bondman, was very fairly sung by Mrs. Clarke, the score suited this lady's voice and style, and was embued with an expression not very prominent in her general performances - it was decidedly her best effort throughout the evening. A subject by Dreyschock (a modern Prussian writer of eminence), entitled L'Inquietude, is full of dramatic character - it beautifully and poetically affords an illustration of the "fantasies," wayward hopes and fears, and varying passions, which the name of the theme suggests, and the pianist admirably, and with a true sense of the spirit of the author, threw himself on his work, and incorporated his energies with the genius of the theme. His execution (for so young an artist) is really surprising, both in point of brilliancy, precision, and power. The way in which he executed the excessively difficult left jhand passages excited reiterated applause. The instrument was an indifferent one, and obviously interfered with his powers. This performance was vociferously applauded. A pretty Duet - "I've wandered in dreams," by Wade, was indifferently managed by Mesdames Clarke and Wallace, - it must however have been apparent to all that their voices did not, and will not blend - both are soprano's, but of different texture, timbre, and compass. The Duet was encored. An excessively sweet ballad of Balfe, - (Bondman,) "They say there is some distant land," sung by Mr. Ellard, told well, and though his voice is not perhaps suited to the exertion he assumed, it is not deficient in sweetness. He was loudly encored, and repeated the song in a quiet, unpretending and simple style that appeared to take. The ballad is one of Balfe's best. A Romance in A flat (from Wallace's Matilda,) "Those who would still be happy," by Mrs. Wallace, was loudly applauded. - it is chiefly remarkable for the beautiful continuity of accompaniment. The subject is not original, being little more than a variation of "Oh cast that shadow from thy brow." A duet by Lafont and Herz, between Messrs. Ellard and Megson, (violin and piano) was a gem. Mr. Eilard's distinct articulation was prominent throughout. We cannot omit to favourably commend his second variation in octaves, which followed Mr. Megson's second variation in triplets, beautifully performed, as was also the descent in eighths. The iteration throughout was a distinctive feature in Mr. Ellard's efforts. The finale was pushed along with buoyancy and tour de force, and worked up with all the tact and vivacity the authors could desire: the plaudits were long and loud. It narrowly escaoed an encore; to our minds it was the performance of the evening.

"Zampa" was tolerably scrambled through; the weakness of the orchestra gave it no chance. The man that did the horn very nearly equalled in melody the performance of the amateur who puffs away at auction marts at 12 o'clock at noon. It was followed by one of Bellini's charming compositions "Moments of pleasure," from Somnambula. Mrs. Wallace's sweet but unpractised voice scarcely carried her through. She would have done it more justice twelve mouths since: her voice has lost much of its former power and sweetness - want of practice is doubtless the cause. When we first heard her, there were (with study) from £7 to £10 a week in her voice for any of the London boards. A very elegant and somewhat scholastic composition, a la fuga, in C minor, by Mr. Ellard's cousin Wallace (the author of Maritana,) was here played by Mr. E., and had the dedicator been but present to witness the illustration his work received at the hands of the performer, he would have not only admitted that his genius was appreciated, but most ably seconded. Mrs. Wallace sang "She wore a wreath of Roses," with a taste and pathos that redeemed the ballad from the obscurity into which it has of late fallen, but we must confess that, for a Concert, it was almost the most injudicious item Mr. Ellard could have inserted in his programme. A scena from Der Freyschutz (Agnes' expectation of the arrival of her lover, Act II), fell to Mrs. Clarke's performance. This gorgeous composition, rich to overflowing in every character of music, would have received more justice from the singer under a longer study - her voice in power is equal to the task, and if more under command in alt, (which could be accomplished by practice) would enable her to get through any passage. The score of the music was too extensive for the singer, and situations too dramatic: | - this is strongly apparent in the bar commencing "Is it fancy." She got through the finale very creditably. We beg to make a suggestion to this lady - it is this - not to force her voice beyond its capacity, which is extensive enough : when she does, the notes are invariably sharp. We cannot conclude our remarks without commending the discrimination and taste of Mr. Ellard's accompaniment, always subservient to, yet artistically assisting, the singer. This in itself is no mean talent in a pianist. The success which has crowned this Mr. Ellard's premier essai, will be the means of encouraging him to enter into arrangement to secure the talent of Sydney for a second concert. We must not omit to mention his successful hit in "Kitty Creagh," which was encored.

[News], Geelong Advertiser (19 November 1847), 2

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Mr. Ellard's Concert, under the patronage of the Superintendent and the Judge, took place last night, with but indifferent success.

"MR. ELLARD'S CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (20 November 1847), 2

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This affair came off on Thursday evening in the Queen's Theatre, when one of the most fashionable audionces we have ever seen on such an occasion assembled to witness and to hear the proceedings of the evening. The Theatre presented quite a gay appearance, the boxes having been tastefully fitted up. The overture to the first part was tho very beautiful one by Rossini, La pie voleuse, which was well played. Mrs. Clarke was encored in "The heart that once hath fondly teemed," a beautiful Recit-aria, from Balfe's opera of the "Maid of Artois." We haven't space to notice each piece seriatim, but we cannot allow the really fine singing in "Moment of Pleasure," and "She wore a Wreath of Roses" to pass unnoticed. Mr. Ellard highly distinguished himself both as a pianist and a vocalist. His playing is the best we have ever seen in the colonies. Every credit is due to Mr. Megson for his able leadership, fine playing, and the judicious and artistic manner in which everything was got up.

"THE CONCERT. To the Editor", The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (22 November 1847), 2

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SIR - In perusing your critique of Mr. Ellard's Concert, held at the Queen's Theatre, I observed you have scarcely mentioned the name of one of the principal performers, mushc less passed one word of praise as to his performance. The person I allude to is Mr. Megson, probably you did not consider his performance sufficient to merit it, but for my own part I was agreeably surprised by the superior manner in which the duets were executed by him. If it is an omission on your part, I trust you will excuse my remark.
I remain, Sir, your obedient servant,
ONE OF THE AUDIENCE.

(Mr. Megson's proficiency is a matter of such notoriety, that we did not consider it necessary to make any comment in direct reference to himself. Mr. Megson's abilities have long been known to, and appreciated by the public. Mr. Ellard was a stranger, and therefore held a conspicuous place in our critique. There was a stupid blunder in our remarks, and it was in quoting a Recit-aria as from the Bondman, instead of the "Maid of Artois." The lateness of the hour at which the critique was written, and the expedition requisite, must plead an excuse for the inaccuracy. - ED. P. P. P.)

"MULTUM IN PARVO", The Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1847), 2

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The concert given at Melbourne by Mr. F. Ellard was both numerously and respectably attended.


22 December 1847, Joseph Megson, concert, Queen's Theatre, Melbourne

[Advertisement], Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (18 December 1847), 3

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"MR. MEGSON'S CONCERT", Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (25 December 1847), 2

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This brilliant affair came off on Wednesday evening, in the "Queen's Theatre," when one of the most fashionable audiences it has ever been our lot to witness on a similar occasion, assembled together, to observe and to hear the proceedings of the evening. In the boxes the audience were packed as close as a barrel of sprats, while a large number were obliged to keep upon their legs from the utter impossibility of being able to procure such a thing as a seat. A considerable number were also in the pit, which was nicely fitted up for the occasion. The beneficiaire was warmly greeted when he made his appearance upon the stage . . .
The duet "L'Enfaut du Regiment" was well executed by Messrs. Megson and Ellard . . .
"Kitty Creagh" by Mr. Ellard was encored . . .


"SOIREE MUSICALE", Geelong Advertiser (28 December 1857), 2

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Mr. F. Ellard (whose fame as a pianist has preceded his arrival in Geelong) purposes giving a concert here about the 20th of January next. This will be a treat of no common order, and will no doubt be duly appreciated.

1848

21 January 1848, Frederick Ellard, concert, Mack's Hotel, Geelong, VIC

[Advertisement], Geelong Advertiser (18 January 1848), 2

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UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE
MR. F. ELLARD
BEGS to announce to the residents of Geelong and its vicinity that his
Soiree Musicale
will take place on FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 21st., (the evening after the Ball,) in the
SALOON, MACK'S HOTEL, upon which occasion he will be assisted by
MR. MEGSON, who with him will perform some of Herz and Lafont's most brilliant duets.
PROGRAMME.
Part I.
Duo (Entre Violin et Piano sur un Bolero) - Wolffe et de Beriot.
The Ship on Fire (Scena) - H. Russell.
Final. a la fuga d'un rondo Brilliante - E flat dedie a Monsieur Frederick Ellard, Par son cousin - W. V. Wallace.
Solo Violin - Binger
Fayre Rosamonde (Comic) - J. Parry, Jun.
Duo Brilliante (L'Enfant du Regiment) - Herz et Lafont.
Part II.
Overture - Semiramide - Rossini.
"There is some Disant Land," (Bondman) - Balfe.
Cinderella (Comic) - J. Parry, Jun.
Duet - Violin et Piano - Meyseder.
Kitty Ceagh - S. Lover.
TICKETS, 5s. each, to be had from Mr. Harrison, Geelong Advertiser; Mr. Clarke, Corio Chronicle; and from Mr. Atkins, Mack's Hotel.
To commence at twenty minutes after 8 o'clock.

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

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On friday evening Mr Ellard's concert came off, which was well attended, but the arrangements are said not to have been first rate.


"In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (1 February 1848), 165

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In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard, of George-street, Sydney, music seller.
I Hereby appoint a special meeting of the Creditors in the above Estate to be holden before me, at my Office, Supreme Court House, Sydney, on Friday, the 4th day of February next, to commence at 10-30, a.m., and end at. 11, a.m., for the proof of debts against the said Estate. -
Sydney, 29th January, 1848.
WILLIAM A. PUREFOY,
Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates.
102 - 3s. 6d.

"DEPARTMENT OF INSOLVENT ESTATES. THURSDAY", Sydney Chronicle (5 February 1848), 2

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Estate of Francis Ellard. - ln this estate a special meeting was held, when Robert Campbell proved a claim for 120l. 10s.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (4 February 1848), 1

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TO THE INHABITANTS OF LIVERPOOL, CAMPBELLTOWN, APPIN, AND WOLLONGONG.
F. ELLARD, music purchaser, musical instrument maker, pianoforte tuner and repairer, begs to inform the residents of the above district, that having business which compels him to be in the latter township on the 17th, he will be most happy to tune and repair pianofortes on his route. All communications lett at the Post Offices of the different townships will be punctually attended to.


"Shipping Intelligence. CLEARED OUT", The Melbourne Argus (22 February 1848), 2

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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.


"NOTICE . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (10 March 1848), 344

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In the Estate of Francis Ellard, a first dividend of 4d. in the pound. - Sydney, 8th March, 1848.

"INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION. PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION", Sydney Chronicle (30 March 1848), 3

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In the estate of Francis Ellard; a first dividend of four pence in the pound was declared, but a caveat was filed by Messrs. Pite, Walker, and Willis to the plan of distribution lodged by the official assignee. After hearing the objections to the plan, the Court ordered that it be referred to the Chief Commissioner to inquire into, and report to the Court the circumstances under which, and the purposes for which, and also at whose instance the law expenses have been incurred, especially in respect of the items or subject matter of expence objected to; and also that he do report to the Court the grounds on which the commission of 10 per cent has been charged.

"LAW INTELLIGENCE. SUPREME COURT - WEDNESDAY [29 March]. INSOLVENCY", The Sydney Morning Herald (31 March 1848), 2

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IN THE ESTATE OF F. ELLARD. The confirmation of the plan of distribution of the first dividend of four-pence in the pound in the above estate was fixed for this day. A caveat having been lodged against the same by several of the creditors, Mr. Pite addressed their Honors by an appeal to them, in consequence of having been just informed by Mr. Clark Irving, the assignee in the above estate, that the confirmation of the plan of distribution, which was filed for this day, was postponed by order of the Judge till the next week; he wished therefore to ascertain from their Honors if this was the case; and, if so, upon what ground such application, could be made, as he and several others of the creditors who lodged the caveat were, in pursuance of notice, in attendance to state the grounds of their appeal against the said plan of distribution; the assignee having charged therein a bill for professional and legal attendance paid to R. J. Want - a bill of costs amounting to tho excessive sum of £125, and also 10 per cent, commission charged by Mr. Clark Irving, the official assignee in the above estate. Now, he, Mr. Pite, looked at the length of time this estate had been in hand, upwards of twelve months, and that upwards of £300 had been received by the official assignee, out of which upwards of £150 had been absorbed in legal expenses and commission, leaving £60 to be divided amongst the creditors, making a dividend of 4d. in the pound.

"INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION", Sydney Chronicle (6 April 1848), 3

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'SUPREME COURT. WEDNESDAY. INSOLVENCY", The Sydney Morning Herald (14 April 1848), 2

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Before their Honors the three Judges,
INSOLVENCY OF ELLARD
In the matter of certain objections to the plan of distribution. The judgment of the Court in this case was delivered by Mr. Justice MANNING, as follows:

By the first plan of distribution filed in this estate, on the 7th March, 1848, it appears that the official assignee, Mr. C. Irving, had then received £314 7s., in respect of which he credits himself with £31 10s. 3d. for commission at the rate of 10 per cent., and had expended £125 in payment of a solicitor's bill of costs.

Messrs. Walker, Willis, and Pite, three of the creditors of the insolvent, having severally objected to the law charges and rate of cominission, the Court referred it to the Chief Commissioner to enquire and report as to the circumstances under which, and at whose instance, and for what purpose or purposes, the legal expenses were incurred, and also as to the grounds for charging a commission of ten per cent. It now appears that certain of the charges contained in the solicitor's bill of costs are for legal advice, on questions affecting the insolvent estate, but that the costs were incurred principally,

1st. In preliminary investigations entered upon with a view to contemplated proceedings to set aside the will of one Alexander Dick, whose widow the insolvent had married, by which means it was expected that property of Mrs. Ellard sufficient to pay 20s. in the pound on her present husband's debts, would be made available for the estate.

2ndly. In investigations as to a suspected fraudulent alienation of part of the insolvent's property.

And, 3rdly. In a successful opposition to the granting of insolvant's certificate, with the express object of inducing him to make an offer of compensation, for which it was supposed he would have the means out of his wife's income.

The original instructions under which Mr. Want acted were given by Mr. S. K. Salting and the trustees much the principal creditors of this insolvant but his proceedings, received the express mention and authority of the assignee. In the course of the proceedings Mr. Pite gave the solicitor various information in [? of a] investigations, and personally appeared to object to the issue of the insolvents certificate; Mr. Smith, another creditor, joined Mr. Salting and Hickey's trustees in the instructions for opposing the certificate; but no meeting appears to have been called for the purpose of obtaining authority from the general body of creditors, nor were any instructions for [? ] expenses given at any of the ordinary [?] in the estate.

With respect to the commissioner, it was stated that the official assignee himself paid 10 per cent, on collections, by which we presume are meant the collection of small debts and claims, and not the receipts upon the large sales effected by the official assignee.

On the 6th instant, Messrs. Walker, Willis and Pite, were heard in support of the actions; and Mr. Broadhurst, on behalf of the assignee, appeared to sustain the plan of distribution.

We have since looked carefully the affidavits and examinations, and in our opinion -

1st. That the commision of ten per cent may be allowed on the receipts, amounting £65 7s. 3d., entered in the plan of distribution as "collections," on the assumption that consist of such small sums as would probably involve much trouble and some expense in collection; but that five per cent. only may to be charged upon the sums received the sale of the insolvent's' furniture and stock in trade.

2nd. That such of Mr. Want's costs incurred in relation to the previous attempt to set aside the will of the late Mr. Dick, - in the investigation as to the suspected fraudulent and in the opposition to the granting of the insolvent's certificate, ought not to charge upon the estate; but the costs of obtaining "legal advice on legal questions affecting the insolvent estate or the administrator thereof," we think the assignee charge under section 63 of the Insolvent Act 6 Victoria, No. 17.

That section is the only by which the trustee or assignee is by the Act with any power to employ an attorney; and as it,is confined to the of legal advice as above, and to the and defending of all actions or against the insolvent estate, and as clause by which even a meeting of creditors can positively sanction any such law as those which have been objected case, such expenses can in no way be chargeable as of right upon the general of the estate. But we consider that section 90, which provides for the objections to the plan of distribution enables the Court, upon hearing the "to make such order thereon as the shall seem fit," we have a general discretianary power to make all such all under the circumstances of each parties shall appear to us reasonable. By this power we might allow all or charges now objected to, if a sufficient for so doing had been disclosed; but this we think entirely fails.

We will first observe, that portions of the solicitor's costs are for enquiries as to [?] which it is not too much to expect the himself to make, if required to be made [? ]. Others, such as those were preliminary proposed attempt to deprive Mrs. Ellard of her separate estate, we cannot as falling within the scope of the assignee's duties at all - in the absence, of any instruction for the purpose given general body of creditors. Still upon what ground the assets should [? ]-ployed in the preliminary legal experiment out their a [?].

The suspected fraudulent alienation is certainly a legitimate subject of enquiry: in the absence of any facts showing the grounds for employing a solicitor or counsel upon the enquiry, we cannot determine that the costs incurred on the occasion were necessary or expedient, and ought therefore to be disallowed.

The only remaining items objected to are the costs of opposing the insolvent's certificate before the Commissioner, and afterwards appeal before this Court. As the certificate was altogether refused, we take it that the position was proper in itself; and as the of the refusal of the insolvent's certificate entitle the creditors to after acquired property we think the assignee may in some cases [?] not in all, be justified in taking up any grounds of opposition; and that, as his in that behalf would not be covered by the commission on receipts, a reasonable one (including, or not including law expenses as thc case may, require) might be made by thc Court, in passing his accounts. But in this case, although the grounds of may have been good, the object of it as it does, a relinquishment of the [?] upon receipt of a certain consideration [?] have our approval; and the law expenses in curred substantially in furtherance of that object, we think we ought not to permit [?] made a charge upon the estate.

Instructions given by individual creditor [?] we cannot regard as authorising the expenses [?] at the cost of the of the estate [?] but if given at a regular meeting of creditors, and especially at one convened for the express purpose of considering the propriety of incurring law expenses within clause 63 of the Act, they would (although not conclusive, because not within the power of a meeting), be [?] the Court as entitled to much weight in determining under section 90, whether it is [?] that we should make order for the allowance of the costs in the plan of distribution whilst on the other hand, the absence of such instructions under circumstances in which the sense of the creditors might have been [?] a meeting, would go far to satisfy as that such expenses ought not to be admitted into the account.

In accordance with the views [?] stated, the plan of distribution amended by reducing the commission [?] shown, and by striking out all such [? ] the law charges as do not come within the terms of section 63 of the Act; and [?] purposes, let it be referred to the Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates, yo determine the precice amounts to which the charges are to be reduced.

"In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (23 June 1848), 786

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"INSOLVENT COURT", The Sydney Morning Herald (12 July 1848), 2

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NEW INSOLVENT.
JAMES TURNER GROCOTT, of George-street, Sydney, stationer and music seller. Debts, £911 10s. 1d.; assets, personal property, £470 10s.; debts due, £60 13s. 9d. Balance deficiency, £380 12s. 1d. Official Assignee, Mr. George King.
Advertisement.- The cause of my insolvency is occasioned by my having purchased the stock of F. Ellard's estate, from Mr. C. Irving, official assignee, the which subsequently proved to be of such an unsaleable nature that the major portion of them could not be sold except at a great sacrifice. The sale for twelvemonths amounting to £82, and for which I agreed to pay £600.
James T. Grocott.
Stationer and Printer.
July 11.


INSOLVENT COURT. TUESDAY [1 August]", The Sydney Morning Herald (2 August 1848), 2

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In the estate of Francis Ellard, an adjourned special meeting was held. The meeting was called for the purpose of the creditors giving directions, and the following were given to the official assignee, viz. - That the forthcoming dividend from the estate of J. T. Grocott should be procurcd, and applied to a settlement with Mr. Mort forthwith. Also, that the plan of distribution already filed should be withdrawn, and a new plan filed as soon as practicable.

1849

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (19 February 1849), 1

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SERAPHINE.
FOR SALE, by private contract, a very superior full-toned seraphine, by Ellard and Son: it is in excellent condition, and can be seen at the Stores of S. PHILLIPS, Auctioneer, Church-street, Parramatta. February 16.


3 April 1849, arrival of Frederick Ellard and Spencer Wellington Wallace, Adelaide, SA

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

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

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

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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.


[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (9 April 1849), 2

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MR. FREDERIC ELLARD having determined upon remaining in Adelaide, begs to announce to his friends and the public his intention of giving lessons upon the pianoforte and in singing, upon the latest English principles. Mr E. may be heard of at Mr. Platts's Circulating Library, at the Times Office, and at Mr. Dehane's Printing Office.


18 April 1849, Frederick Ellard and Spencer Wellington Wallace, concert

[Advertisement], South Australian (17 April 1849), 1

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"SUPREME COURT. WEDNESDAY - INSOLVENCY", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 May 1849), 2

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Before their Honors the Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Dickinson.

IN THE ESTATE OF FRANCIS ELLARD.

This matter came on before the Full Court again by way of appeal from the reporter taxation of the Chief Commissioner. It may be remembered when this estate was last mentioned, certain objections were made to the plan of distribution filed therein, including, as it did, the sum of £125 incurred in law costs, and sought to be charged against the estate. Against the allowance of this sum Messrs. Walker, Willis, and Pite, were severally heard in person. The sum was made up of costs charged by the official assignee in making a preliminary investigation, with a view to contemplated proceedings to set aside the will of Mr. Alexander Dick; in investigations as to a suspected fraudulent alienation of part of the insolvent's property; and lastly, in a successful opposition by the Official Assignee to the granting of the insolvent's certificate, as it was then urged, with the express object of including him to make an offer position for which it has supposed use have the means not of his wife's [ ? ] to pay 20d. in the pound. The main [ ? ] of these objections was, that the costs were incured without any directions having been taken at a meeting of the creditors convened under the act. The Court then decided that that part of the bill of costs made up of the charges in making the preliminary investigations to set aside Mr. Dick's will, and those as to the suspected fraudulent alienation, ought not to be allowed against the estate. As to the remaining objection, the Court held, as the opposition to the insolvent to get his certificate was made with a view of forcing an offer of composition, the assignee was not entitled to his costs on that behalf. It was then referred to the Commissioner to tax the said bill, in accordance with the views above expressed. Since then, the Commissioner has taxed Mr. Want's (the attorney employed) bill of costs, from £125 to £8 and odd.

Mr. Fisher, now, for the assignee, Mr. Clark Irving, moved that the Commissioner do review his taxation. He said, no doubt that this matter had been before the Court before, but from the language of the judgment of the Court, it was presumed the real facts were not then present to the mind of their Honors. The applicant had now made an affidavit which showed that the stops he had taken, for which the costs were charged, were taken with the express sanction of the most of the creditors; the steps, too, were taken in cases of emergency, when it would have been too late for that purpose to call a meeting under the Act, to take directions of the creditors generally. They had, in fact, all except two, whose debts were but trifling, given their express sanction to the measures adopted. Again, too, the applicant says that the opposition to the certificate being granted was not based upon the only object to induce a compromise, as taken for granted in the judgment of the Court. He, the then Chief Commissioner, approved of what the official assignee was doing in the estate; the then appearances warranted his going to an attorney to get advice. The learned counsel said, that the official assignee must be regarded in a higher light than that of a mere accountant, his duties, regarding his position towards the creditors of the different estates he may be guardian of, and towards the public in general, must compel him, if he be desirous of doing his duty, frequently to make many searching investigations of a very difficult nature, as to fraudulent transactions, to do this perfectly, it must be necessary to employ an attorney. It was submitted that it was necessary to seek that aid here it was resorted to bond fide and with the good of the creditors only in view. He, the learned counsel, concluded by saying that he hoped the Court would put a broad and liberal view upon the duties and rights of the assignee, and decide that the Chief Commissioner had too strictly taxed the bill in question.

Mr. Willis appeared in person, and said he would leave the matter in the hands of the Court.

It appeared that Messrs Walker and Pite, not having attended the taxation before the Chief Commissioner, had not been served with notice of this intended motion, it was suggested however that an affidavit could be produced, showing that these gentlemen were willing to leave the matters now in question in the hands of the Court.

The Chief Justice said, that judgment would be reserved, directing that in the meantime Messrs. Walker and Pite be served with notice to appear next Wednesday, when, subject to what they might then urge the judgment would be prepared and delivered.


[Advertisement], Adelaide Times (14 May 1849), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206980665 

MR. FREDERIC ELLARD having determined upon remaining in Adelaide, begs to announce to his friends and the public his intention of giving lessons upon the pianoforte and Jn singing, upon the latest English principles. Mr. E. may be seen at his residence, King William-street, next door to Dr. Bayer's late residence.


"NOTICE . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (5 June 1849), 875

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230366158 

"In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (7 August 1849), 1169-70

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230391771 

In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard. (By order of the Official Assignee.) MR. EDWARD SALAMON, will sell by Auction, at his rooms, George-street, Friday, August 10, at 12 o'clock, all the right, title, and interest of the Official Assignee in and unto four [1170] acres of land at Middle Harbour, one hundred acres of land at New Zealand, and the uncollected book debts belonging to the above Estate. Terms - cash. 888 3s. 6d.

1850

"In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard . . .", New South Wales Government Gazette (17 May 1850), 782

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228775942 

In the Insolvent Estate of Francis Ellard, of Sydney, music seller. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. TAKE Notice, that I, Francis Ellard, the above named Insolvent, did this day apply to the Honorable the Supreme Court of New South Wales, for the allowance of my certificate, when the same suspended for three weeks. - Further take notice, that unless sufficient cause is shown to the contrary my certificate will, on Wednesday, the 4th day of June next, be granted. - Dated this 15th day of May, A.D., 1850. FRANCIS ELLARD. 596 3s. 6d.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38442088


"SUPREME COURT. WEDNESDAY. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION", The Sydney Morning Herald (6 June 1850), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918460 

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF FRANCIS ELLARD, FOR HIS CERTIFICATE.

On a former day, the above gentleman applied for his certificate upon the usual affidavits, under what is generally known as the "rider" to the Insolvent Act, the 10th Vic., No. 14. The Court then made a conditional order, that he would get his certificate to-day, provided that no opposition be made thereto, and upon due advertisement of his intention to apply again to-day.

Mr. Broadhuust now, for the insolvent, moved that the above conditional order be made absolute. He read an affidavit showing that the requisite advertisements had been made.

Mr. Pite, in person, as the agent for the assignees of the English bankrupt estate of one Dettmer, who were creditors, proposed to show cause.

Mr. Broadhurst objected, contending that Mr. Pite was not himself a creditor of the estate of Ellard, and could not be heard. If, as agent of Dettmer, he sought to be heard, then he (Mr. Broadhurst) would contend that by Dettmer's presence in the colony the agency of Pite was done away with. Besides, an agent, under the Insolvent Act, could not address the Court in person, but only through the intervention of counsel.

Mr. Pite referred his Honor to the following clause of the Insolvent Act the 10th Vic. No. 14 - "And be it enacted, that the duly authorised agent of any creditor residing without the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the said colony, shall have authority to do all acts, matters, and things authorised to be done by any creditor of an insolvent estate, under and by virtue of this Act, or of the said recited Acts (being all the other Insolvent Acts) or any of them, as fully and effectually as such creditor could or might have done if personally present." This section, he contended, gave him a locus standi in this Court; he could do all that the assignees of Dettmer's estate could do. Those assignees, he would submit, might have opposed here in person, and therefore he, as their agent, could do the like. The fact that Dettmer was in the colony made no difference, as his bankrupt estate was out of the jurisdiction.

Mr. Broadhurst contended that the section relied on carried the case no further.

His Honor said he was of opinion that Mr. Pite could not be heard in person, as he had failed to show that, under the Insolvent Acts referred to in the section in question, an agent of a creditor could address the Supreme Court in person; but as no doubt this decision had come upon Mr. Pite by surprise, he exercising his discretion would further adjourn the case until next Wednesday, in order that the assignees of Dettmer's estate might be properly represented in Court.

The Court then adjourned.

"SUPREME COURT. WEDNESDAY. INSOLVENCY JURISDICTION", The Sydney Morning Herald (20 June 1850), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12918882 

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF FRANCIS ELLARD FOR A CERTIFICATE. This application was again brought on today, and the Court having decided that although they could not hear the opposing creditor, Mr. Pite, in person, yet would read the affidavits filed in opposition: which being read, the Court further suspended the granting the certificate, for one month, and then to be granted.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38448162


[Advertisement], Freeman's Journal [Sydney, NSW] (12 September 1850), 7

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115767013 

F. ELLARD , Musical Instrument Maker, Music Puncher and Publisher, Pianoforte Tuner and Repairer, begs to inform his numerous and extensive connexion (who have patronised him for the last eighteen years), that he will be most happy to tune and repair pianofortes, and all other musical instruments, in the same satisfactory manner as heretofore, flattering himself fully as competent of performing as any other person at present in the colony, and at a much less charge, being his own workman.
Any communications directed to the care of Mr. Piddington, Bookseller, George-street, (next to his late Store); or to Mr. Ellard's present residence, Pitt-street South, will be punctually attended to.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 November 1850), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12922638 

NOTICE is hereby given, that in terms of the Act of the Governor and Legislative Council, 14 Victoria, No. 41, the annual election of Assessors for the city of Sydney was holden on the 15th day of November instant, when the following gentlemen were duly elected Assessors for the various Wards for the year ending the 16th November, 1851, viz.: . . . PHILLIP WARD - Henry Hough, Francis Ellard. By order of the Aldermen and acting Aldermen of the various Wards. JOHN RAE, Town Clerk.

1851

Ford's commercial directory of Sydney 1851

. . . musical instrument maker, and Pianoforte tuner and repairer . . . 52, Pitt-st south.


"THE SANITARY STATE OF SYDNEY. [FROM OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.] No. IX. PITT-STREET", The Sydney Morning Herald (29 March 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12925907 

Charlotte-place, belonging to Mrs. Ellard. This is a cul de sac. There are nine houses; some of them have three, others two rooms. The former are six shillings and the latter four shillings per week. The yard is unpaved, has no drains, and the houses are without water, which is bought from the carriers.


"ARRIVALS", The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (6 December 1851), 350

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161034892 

November 29. -Thomas and Henry, brig, 236 tons, Captain Bennett, from Adelaide the 21st instant. Passengers . . . E. Ellard, jun., and 21 in the steerage.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (13 December 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932805 

GRAND CONCERT.
MR. FREDEKICK ELLARD begs to inform his friends and the public that he purposes giving a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music at the Royal Victoria Theatre, on MONDAY EVENING, the 22nd instant, under the distinguished patronage of his Excellency the Governor-General, the Honorable Mrs. Keith Stewart, his Honor the Chief Justice, the Honorable Major-General Wynyard, C.B., the Honorable the Colonial Secretary, and the Honorable the Attorney General.
By the kind permission of Lieut. Colonel Bloomfield, and the officers, the Band of the XIth Regiment will be in attendance.


"MUSIC", The Sydney Morning Herald (13 December 1851), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12932802 

Mr. F. Ellard, junr., who, a few years ago, proceeded to Europe with the view of studying under the best masters, has returned to the colony, and has announced an opening concert under the patronage of the Governor-General, the Honorable Mrs. Keith Stewart, and the leading families in Sydney. To the study of the piano, he was advised in London to add the cultivation of his voice; and his talent as a singer has been highly spoken of by connoisseurs.


22 December 1851, Frederick Ellard, concert

"MR. F. ELLARD'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (20 December 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59773728 

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (22 December 1851), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12933053 

"MR. FREDERICK ELLARD", The Sydney Morning Herald (24 December 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12933099 

"MR. FREDERICK ELLARD'S CONCERT", Empire (25 December 1851), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60126384 

"MR. F. ELLARD'S CONCERT", Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (27 December 1851), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59773790 

1852

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (30 April 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12936335 

TO LET, the House and Premises at present in the occupation of Mrs. Ellard, Pitt-street, opposite the School of Arts, containing eight rooms, with detached kitchen and out houses, easily convertible into a shop. Rental,-£100 per annum. Apply on the premises; or, to ALEXANDER DICK, solicitor, 204, Elizabeth-street, Sydney.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (1 November 1852), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12941211 

MR. FREDERIC ELLARD, having determined upon remaining in Sydney, begs to inform his friends and the public, that he intends giving lessons on the Pianoforte, and in Singing. Mr. Ellard having studied both these accomplishments after the manner of the best Masters, will impart them in the same style.
Mr. Ellard's address may be ascertained upon application to Messrs. WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE, Music Warehouse, 555, George-street, Sydney.


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (26 November 1852), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12941869 

WILL BE PUBLISHED ON SATURDAY NEXT,
THE GREAT BRITAIN POLKA, composed by Mr. F. ELLARD, in honor of the first arrival of the Great Britain Steamship, in the harbour of Port Jackson; embellished with a superb illustration of the steamer, drawn by Mr. F. GARLING; engraved on wood in the first style of art, by WALTER MASON; and most respectfully dedicated to CAPTAIN and Mrs. MATTHEWS, by the publishers
WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE,
Music Warehouse and Fine Arts Repository,
555, George-street, Sydney.

1853

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (18 January 1853), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12942962 

MANUFACTURE OF COIN. F. ELLARD, Medaline Engraver and Die Sinker, begs to inform the public that he will engage to engrave, harden, and temper dies for the manufacture of coin. F. E., thoroughly understanding every process connected with milling, stamping, and nurling in the manufacturing of coin, will undertake the superintendence of same. Assay stamps engraved according to the plans of the home assay offices. Communications left at Messrs. Woolcott and Clarke's will be attended to.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12950119 

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


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63613730 

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.

1854

1855

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12968677 

1861-70

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13094311 


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1259897


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13106637


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13108034


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39176438

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91263561


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13187855

1871 and later

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70467318


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (14 December 1872), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39268521 

On SATURDAY, December 21, at 11 sharp.
SUPERIOR PIANO, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, AND EFFECTS.
VOGES & TROTHA are favoured with instructions from F. Ellard, Esq., who is leaving for Victoria, to sell at his Residence, Rundle-street -
His Superior PIANO, all his HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS.
Full particulars in further advertisements.

[Advertisement], South Australian Register (20 December 1872), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39267460 

A Very Excellent PIANOFORTE.
A Superior Model HARMONIUM in Rosewood, containing 15 Stops, by Alexandre
Handsome Drawing-room Suite, Whatnot, Rugs, Fender and Fireirons, Tables, Easy Chairs, Pier-Glass, Chests Drawers, Washstands, Towel-horses, Dressing-tables, Floorcloths, Ornaments, Bedsteads and Bedding. Meatsafe, Crockery, Glassware, Kitchen Utensils, AND A variety of Sundries.


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39270101

ALDINGA, steamer, 291 tons, W. McLean, master, for Melbourne. Passengers - . . . Rev. B. Backhouse, Mr., Mrs., and Miss Ellard . . .


26 December 1872, Frederick Ellard, wife and daughter arrive Melbourne

"SHIPPING. ARRIVED", Weekly Times (28 December 1872), 13

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220448857 

December 26 . . . Aldinga, s., 447 tons, William McLean, from Adelaide 24th inst. Passengers - cabin . . . Mr., Mrs., and Miss Ellard . . .


[Advertisement], The Argus (11 January 1873), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5846078 

MR. FREDERIC ELLARD, Tenor, PROFESSOR of SINGING, PIANOFORTE, and COMPOSITION, Zabulon-terrace, 4 Drummond-street, Carlton.


"NEWS OF THE DAY", The Age (3 April 1873), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198576638 

The chorus in connection with the Fitzroy Philharmonic Society field their first rehearsal on Tuesday last in the Fitzroy Courthouse. There were nearly forty ladies and gentlemen present, some of whom possess good voices, and the first effort of the society gives promise of a successful career. Mr. Frederic Ellard is the musical director, and the chorus will receive justice at his hands. Tuesday is the day chosen for rehearsing, but this was not done in opposition to the Melbourne Philharmonic Society, which meets on the same evening, but because the Fitzroy Court-house could not be secured on a day more suitable.


"Dramatic and Musical Review", Australian Town and Country Journal (3 May 1873), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70478192 

Mr. F. Ellard, who for many years resided with us (indeed he is almost, if not quite a native of the colony), as a vocalist, pianist, and teacher, and who has been residing in Adelaide for some years, purposes returning to Sydney to resume the duties of his profession. There never was a time when a good teacher of music was in greater request.


[News], The Argus (3 June 1873), 5

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5854921 

. . . Mr. F. Ellard made his first appearance as a singer at the Liedertafel concerts. He gave the serenade "Ecco ridente il cielo," from "II Barbiere," but this selection was not the most happy he could have made. Mr. Ellard also exhibited his skill as an instrumentalist. He is a practised pianist, and plays with a good deal of brilliancy . . .


[Advertisement], The Argus (24 September 1874), 8

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5879237 

MR. FREDERIC ELLARD, TEACHER of SINGING, Piano, Contrepoint, Address (by letter) 5, Albert-street, East Melbourne. MR. FREDERIC ELLARD Visits Schools South Yarra twice week - every Monday, Thursday. Hunerbein Co., Russell street.


30 December 1874, death of Frederick Ellard, Melbourne, VIC


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108024869 

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37907521

(From the "Courier," Tuesday, December 6, 1887.) . . . In a performance of the five-act drama, "Rosedale," at the Theatre Royal, principal parts were played by Miss Emelie Melville (formerly an opera singer) and Miss Ethel Adele (later Mrs. Frank Fowler, wife of a Brisbane musician and teacher).




Two musical works and editions printed in Dublin (Ellard, 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])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Much+admired+Australian+quadrilles (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/checklist1831-1835.php#1835-12-12-Ellard-Australian-quadrilles (CHECKLIST ENTRY)


Copy at University of Newcastle library, in Glennie family album, with titlepage, not digitised

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42311839 

http://library.newcastle.edu.au/record=b2324154~S16 (CATALOGUE RECORD)

Copy at State Library of New South Wales, lacks titlepage, digitised

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/51391578

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=FL3692292 (DIGITISED music page 1)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179509547 (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)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemLarge.aspx?itemID=846537 (DIGITISED)

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

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemLarge.aspx?itemID=846546 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135791378/view (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)

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/live-performance-rmc-duntroon-band-conducted-by/3078022 (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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0zIVs5fhbw (STREAMED)



The parting

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

([Dublin: Ellard and Son, 1835])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

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




Musical works (Frederick Ellard)

Extant prints and recordings in the Australian bibliographic record:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/music/result?l-publictag=Frederick+Ellard (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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179506519 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179506519/view?partId=nla.obj-179506850#page/n3/mode/1up 


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.)

http://archival-classic.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?itemID=918166&acmsid=0 (DIGITISED)

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165698930/view?partId=nla.obj-165699166#page/n2/mode/1up (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])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Swisse+air+with+variations+(Ellard) (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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179503880 (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"

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168537270 (DIGITISED)


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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])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+Sydney+Corporation+Quadrilles+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy at the National Library of Australia, digitised

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22095646 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165404774 (DIGITISED)


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I think of thee (1846)

I think of thee from the German of Góthe [sic] composed by Frederic Ellard

([Sydney: Francis Ellard, 1846])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=I+think+of+thee+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy, without cover, 4 of an original 5 pages of music, at Sydney Living Museums (Stewart Symonds sheet music collection)

Digitised, with completion (page 5 reconstructed) by Graeme Skinner, 2019

https://archive.org/details/ThinkofThee55533 (DIGITISED)

Words: "I THINK OF THEE", Campbell's foreign monthly magazine; or, Select miscellany of the periodical literature of Great Britain (July 1843), 313

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=jrn-dUU6mRoC&pg=PA313 


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12897282

EVENING CONCERT, UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE.
MR. WALLACE AND MR. F. ELLARD have the honour to inform their friends and the public of Sydney, that their
CONCERT OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC will take place on
(Wednesday) This Evening, 9th December, IN THE SALOON OF THE ROYAL HOTEL . . .
PROGRAMME . . . PART II.
Overture. Military Band
Ballad - "I think of thee," from the German of Goethe's Ich gedenke deiner - F. Ellard - Mrs. Bushelle . . .

Graeme Skinner, "I think of thee: unlocking a colonial song", Sydney Living Museums unlocked (August 2019); and online

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/i-think-thee-unlocking-colonial-song (ONLINE)

Performance (with completion) by Amy Moore (voice) and Luca Warburton (piano), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/sydlivmus/i-think-of-thee (STREAMED)


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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, [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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+Great+Britain+polka+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/23001968 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165856817 (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

http://collections.anmm.gov.au/objects/21812 


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Mazurka brillante (1853)

Mazurka brillante pour le piano, par Frederic Ellard

([Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1853])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Mazurka+brillante+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12950119 

JUST PUBLISHED . . . a "Mazurka Brillante," pour le piano, par Frederic Ellard . . . WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63613730 

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.


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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)

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (17 December 1853), 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12960312

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. Sold in aid of the Fund for erecting St. Phillip's Church, Sydney. Published by W. J. JOHNSON and CO., at their Warehouse, 314, Pitt-street, Sydney. Price 4s.


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The names of Christ (1854)

Words: J. B. Laughton (as also set by Isaac Nathan); published by Woolcott and Clarke

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+names+of+Christ+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Words: "THE NAMES OF CHRIST", Freeman's Journal (28 October 1852), 4

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114832846 

[Advertisement], Empire (8 March 1854), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60149951 

NEW MUSIC. JUST PUBLISHED, price 4s., an Anthem "The Names of Christ." The words written by J. B. Laughton, Esq. Composed for two sopranos, a tenor, and bass, by Frederic Ellard. The proceeds of this work will, by the proprietor's wish, be dedicated to the building fund of the Church of St. Philip. WOOLCOTT AND CLARKE, Publishers, 555, George-street.


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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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+Australian+bird+waltz+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy at the National Library of Australia, digitised

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/29652305 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-167547114 (DIGITISED)


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9YtJP5FNg (STREAMED)


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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 Quadrilles, F. Ellard" on first page of music [2]

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=La+Hayes+quadrilles+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19344077 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165966906 

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19344171 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165968890 


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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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Volunteer+march+polka+and+galop+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165971645 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165966906/view?partId=nla.obj-165971645#page/n43/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/19344077 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165966906/view?partId=nla.obj-165971645#page/n43/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

Sheet issued separately, copy at National Library of Australia, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165916999 (DIGITISED)


[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (21 January 1861), 3

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13051555 

NEW EDITION. - Volunteers' March, Polka, and Galop, with illustrative title-page, 3s. J. R. CLARKE, music publisher, 356, George-street.


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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 orphans

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Crimea+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)

First performed Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, 28 April 1855, Sydney Choral Society and Sydney Philharmonic Society; publication first announced 14 May 1855; second performance, 4 June 1855, Sydney Philharmonic Society's concert


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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/24748909 (album record)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-181837251 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179501295 (DIGITISED)


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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, 1857), in the Australian Album 1857 and sold separately

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Morceau+de+salon+sur+Lucrece+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy, in Australian album 1857, at National Library of Australia, digitised

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/15033339 (album record)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-164691767 (DIGITISED)


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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])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=I'm+listening+for+thy+voice+love+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy at National Library of Australia, digitised

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168959218 (DIGITISED)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13078935 


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The winds that sigh at dead of night (romaunt) (1865)

The winds that sigh at dead of night (ballad,, romaunt) [words by )

([Sydney: ? Elvy and Co., 1865])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED (if it was indeed published as reported ); all references to the setting give the title as "The winds . . ." [sic]

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+winds+that+sigh+at+dead+of+night+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Words "XIX. The wind that sighs at dead of night . . .", from James L. Michael, "Sir Archibald Yelverton: a romaunt in rhyme", The month 3 (1860), 135

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-608433335/view?sectionId=nla.obj-628647066&partId=nla.obj-608452033#page/n134/mode/1up 

The wind that sighs at dead of night,
That sighs to me, that weeps to me,
Tells me of thee, my lost delight!
Of nought but thee, alone of thee.
No more thy form must bless my sight,
For thou art gone where I would be . . .

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13107828 

. . . 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 . . .

[Advertisement], The Sydney Morning Herald (11 March 1865), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13099819 

. . . Romaunt - The Winds that sigh at dead of Night (composed expressly for his friend, M. J. Bushelle) - F. Ellard - Mr. J. BUSHELLE . . .


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The Galatea polka brillante (1867)

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

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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/14425160 (work record)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=The+Galatea+polka+brillante+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-168427856 (DIGITISED)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179508860 (DIGITISED)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39174884 


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Swing on, old pendulum of the world (1869; published NZ, 1874)

Swing on, old pendulum of the world, composed expressly for Mr. Charles Lascelles, words from Dickens's All the year round

([Auckland, NZ: Reed & Brett, 1873])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Swing+on+old+pendulum+of+the+world+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


[Advertisement], South Australian Register (23 April 1869), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41402867 

. . . THIRD AND LAST CONCERT . . . THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING . . .
MADAME BISHOP will be Assisted by MR. CHARLES LASCELLES and MR. ALFRED WILKIE,
FIRST TIME OF A NEW SONG, "Swing on, Old Pendulum of the World," Composed expressly for Mr. C. Lascclles by Mr. F. Ellard . . .

"MADAME BISHOP'S CONCERTS", South Australian Register (24 April 1869), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41389638 

. . . We had almost forgotten to mention that Mr. Lascelles gave a new song, composed by Mr. Fred. Ellard, entitled, "Swing on, Old Pendulum of the World," the accompaniment to which was played by Mr. Ellard himself. As we understand a negotiation is pending for the sale of the copyright, we shall have another opportunity of pointing out its peculiar merits when it is published. For the present it is sufficient to state that it was loudly encored . . .

[Advertisement], Auckland Star (16 August 1873), 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS18730816.2.17.2 

NEW MUSIC. JUST PUBLISHED, The Favorite Song "SWING ON, OLD PENDULUM" (As sung by Mr. Henry Gordon, of the Carandini Company), PRICE: THREE SHILLINGS . . . REED & BEETT, MUSIC AND GENERAL PRINTERS.

"NEW SONG", The Sydney Morning Herald (3 January 1874), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13329375 

A very expressive and well composed baritone song, entitled "Swing on Old Pendulum of the World," has been published in Auckland. The words are from the well known periodical All the Year Round, and the music, which is admirably suited to the sentiment, was composed by Mr. Frederic Ellard, for many years a resident of Sydney, and well known as a musician of more than average ability. The song was introduced to the Auckland public by Mr. Henry Gordon, of the Carandini Company, and was so well received that a number of copies have been forwarded to Messrs. Reading and Co , of George-street.

"REVIEW", Otago witness [NZ] (10 January 1874), 8

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/OW18740110.2.13 

"Swing on, Old Pendulum of the World." By FREDERIC ELLARD: Read and Brett, Evening Star Office, Auckland.

The above song, which was sung by Mr. Gordon at some of the late concerts at the Queen's Theatre, is, as we mentioned, the composition of a Mr. Ellard, of Sydney. Mr. Ellard has chosen a good subject, the words being taken from All the Year Round, and we think he has succeeded in pourtraying the measured swing of the restless pendulum, swinging on, regardless alike of human joys and human sorrows, whose every sweep "beats out the little lives of men." If we remember right, when Mr. Gordon sang the above, a very happy effect was produced by the introduction of the clink of the anvil, after the fashion of the celebrated anvil chorus in "II Trovatore." The song is undoubtedly a good one, and is well adapted for a bass voice; indeed, we might almost put it, that it requires the deep rich tones of a bass voice to do it justice. We confess we were greatly taken with it when we heard it on the occasion referred to. We cannot avoid mentioning, however, that Mr. Ellard has perpetrated one passage that might well be reconsidered and rewritten. The chords he has there written, although they may be strictly correct when tried by the rules of musical composition, grate upon the ear, and continue to do so, despite a constant repetition of the passage. If the object of all composition in music is to please, especial care should be taken to avoid such harsh and unpleasant combinations. Although favourably impressed with Mr. Ellard's production, we cannot help mentioning that the opening bars of "Swing on, Old Pendulum" have a most unpleasant resemblance to what is popularly styled a Nigger Melody. We do not for a moment wish to insinuate against Mr. Ellard such a charge as that of plagiarising from anything so mean; we mention this circumstance solely for the purpose of drawing his attention thereto. Mr. Ellard might perhaps be able to alter those passages without losing any of the expression, than lose which we would sooner put up with the unpleasant resemblance. In spite of one or two faults, we think the song will soon find its way into popular favour. As regards the printing of the song, we can only say that there is considerable room for improvement. Indeed, without being a bit too hard, we might almost say that sent forth to the world in such a garb, Mr. Ellard's song will have a decidedly up-hill battle to tight for popular favour.


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Fairer the meads (1870)

Fairer the meads are growing each day [Goethe] ("new quintette; Dediée a Milady Edith Ferguson")

([Adelaide: Marshall and Woodman, 1870])

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


[Advertisement], The South Australian Advertiser (5 March 1870), 1

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73057191 

Will Shortly be Published, A QUINTETTE for Five Voices, "Fairer the Meads are growing each day." Dediée (avec permission) á Milady Edith Ferguson. Composé par Frederic Ellard. Price, 3s. 6d.

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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39202625

Now Published . . . Marshall and Woodman: 3s. 6d.

"NEW MUSIC", Empire (21 July 1870), 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63109420 

We are in receipt of a quintette "Fairer the Meads are growing each day" - the words being translated from Goethe, and the music composed expressly for one of the musical associations of Adelaide, by Mr. Frederick Ellard, and dedicated, by permission, to Lady Edith Fergusson, wife of the Governor of South Australia. The theme is a pleasing one, and the arrangement is highly effective and novel.


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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])

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/30287224 

https://trove.nla.gov.au/result?l-publictag=Dieu+sauve+la+France+(Ellard) (TROVE tagged by Australharmony)


Copy at State Library of New South Wales

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3539192 (DIGITISED)

Photocopy of the above at National Library of Australia

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-179502744 (DIGITISED)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39242200 

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:

checklist-sheet-music-1834-c1850.php#ellard


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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/22095596 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-165403870 (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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/13416270 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-167868568 (DIGITISED)


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

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31726229 

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 . . .


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:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/music/result?l-publictag=Francis+Ellard (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)

http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/songs-and-scandal-uncovered-dowling-music-project 

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:

https://sydney.edu.au/paradisec/australharmony/wallace-dublin-sydney.php 




Other sources (Annie Ellard)

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

https://archive.org/details/australianhearts00ella (DIGITISED)




Music and instruments (Ellard, Dublin)
Musical editions

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

NO COPY IDENTIFIED


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

Copy at National Library of Ireland

http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000114506 (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

http://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1469&context=sheetmusic (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.)

Copies at the National Library of Australia

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/32130852 (CATALOGUE RECORD ONLY)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/31774345 (CATALOGUE RECORD ONLY)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/31774407 (CATALOGUE RECORD ONLY)


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, blind stamped: "A. ELLARD. - PITT ST - Next the Theatre. SYDNEY" (image above)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-169860464 (DIGITISED)

Instruments

Flute (n.d.)

Flute, 7 keyed, boxwood, ivory & brass; blind stamped: "ELLARD / DUBLIN" and ELLARD / 47 SACKVILLE ST. / DUBLIN"

http://from.ph/247343 (IMAGE & CATALOGUE RECORD)

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=247343 (IMAGE & CATALOGUE RECORD)

Musuem of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney


Phisharmonicon (c. 1831)

Phisharmonicon, Ellard, Dublin (photo courtesy of Steve Ford)

Phisharmonicon, 4-octave, 3 foot pedals, "ELLARD. / 47 Lower Sackville Street. / DUBLIN. / INVENTOR & MANUFACTURER."

Private collection, Steve Ford, Sydney, NSW (formerly Glenarm Castle, Co. Antrim, Ireland)

For more on the instrument, See above


Flute

Flute: inventory [?]

Double flageolet

Double flageolet; inventory 1900:123

Triple flageolet

Triple flageolet, with separate (double) windcap; inventory 226:1944

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

See "Ellard, Andrew", Dublin music trade

http://www.dublinmusictrade.ie/node/136 


Double flageolet

Double flageolet (E flat); blind stamped: "ELLARD / 47 SACKVILLE. ST / DUBLIN"

https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/17094 

Double flageolet

Double flageolet (E flat); "ELLARD / 27 [? or 47] SACKVILLE. ST / DUBLIN"

https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/15416 

Valved horn

Valved horn, in F

https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/16645 

Musical instruments Museums Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh


Other extant and/or documented instruments:

Double flageolet

Royal Ontario Museum, Canada

Serpent

Carlisle, England

Seven-keyed bugle

Basel, Switzerland [formerly in the Bernoulli collection]; inventory 1980.2496. Mark: "MADE BY / ELLARD / 47 Sackville St / DUBLIN"

Keyed bugle

? England [formerly in the R. Morley-Pegge collection]; mark: "Royal Patent Kent Bugle Made by A. Ellard, Dublin, No. 584, Halliday Inventor"

See "Ellard, Andrew", Dublin music trade

http://www.dublinmusictrade.ie/node/136 




Bibliography and resources

Kidson 1900

Frank Kidson, British music publishers, printers and engravers: London, Provincial, Scottish, and Irish (London: W. E. Hill & Sons, 1900), 207

https://archive.org/stream/cu31924021638402#page/n221/mode/2up (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.

Even after the discovery of the deeds of lease between Andrew Ellard and John Bernard Logier (1825 and 1838), there is still some uncertainty over the extent of Ellard's business connection with 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. Query: Was there a renumbering, were 27 and 47 in fact the same premises?


FR 1912

"AUSTRALIAN DANCE MUSIC", The sun (2 April 1912), 15

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228852399 

"F. R." writes: - "What Is the date of a set of quadrilles called the "Australian Quadrilles," arranged from operatic airs by Wm. Ellard, Dublin, and purchased from F. Ellard, Sydney? The figures in these quadrilles are named La Sydney, La Woolloomooloo, La Illawarra, La Bong Bong, and La Engehurst - the latter after Miss Engehurst, to whom they were dedicated.


McGuanne 1913

J. P. McGUANNE, "MUSIC AND SONG OF OLD SYDNEY", The daily telegraph (29 March 1913), 6

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238934592 

. . . on April 1, 1834, the theatre - having been closed for the season, the [Philharmonic] society gave a grand concert. Mesdames Bird, Taylor, Ellard, and Paul were the noted lady singers . . .

. . . Frank Ellard opened his music saloon in Hunter-street about this time; there pupils and teachers met, and enjoyable hours were whiled away, in professional chat. On December 2, 1836 he removed to De Mestre's stores, opposite the George-street Barracks, at which place music was first printed, in August, 1839 . . .


Burfitt and McGuanne 1914

C. T. Burfitt, "OLD SYDNEY MUSIC", The sun (11 February 1914), 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221552434 

Mr. C. T. Burfitt, hon. secretary, of the Australian Historical Society, writes:

Through the courtesy of Mrs. Ranken, I have had the loan of a rare and musically interesting volume owned by an old friend of hers . . . Mr. McGuanne has kindly supplied me with the following information relative to the book of old music in the possession of Mrs. Ranken:

The volume before me contains the "Australian Quadrilles," but not in the original manuscript form. Nevertheless it, like a copy of "The Currency Lads;" on view recently in the window of Mr. Tyrrell's book shop, Castlereagh-street, is of rare historical value. The exhibit page is embellished with a very interesting sketch of Sydney Harbor, drawn about 1838, and referred to by Mrs. T. H. Huxley, the aged widow of the biologist of imperishable fame, in her "Pictures of Australian Life." Beneath the drawing in question are the titles of the four sets of quadrilles - "La Sydney," "La Wooloomooloo," "La Illawara," "La Bong-Bong." The music was published by Ellard and Sons, 47 Lower Sackville-street, Dublin, and forwarded to Sydney by William Ellard, brother of Frank Ellard, who opened a music saloon in Hunter-street about 1835. Ellard, on December 2, 1836, removed to de Mestre's stores, No. 93 George-street, opposite the old Barracks, at which place music was first printed in Sydney in August, 1839.

In the volume under notice there is one of Ellard's first productions. "The Child's Friend" - "familiar melodies that the smallest hand may perform them through without any omission of notes." It begins with "The Mistletoe Bough." In fact, columns might be filled if all that this book of ancient music contains were sympathetically placed before readers of the "Sun." Indeed, the frontispiece, "La Engehurst," dedicated to Miss Heiy, of Englshurst, Sydney, in itself would conduce to interesting matter if followed up.


Quadrilles 1942

"Australia's first music", Art in Australia series 4/6 (June, July, August 1942), 56, 7, and 5 pages after 56 supplement [facsimile]

http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-352646329/view?partId=nla.obj-352707590#page/n55/mode/1up (DIGITISED)

Facsimile of the State Library of New South Wales's copy of Ellard's quadrilles of 1835, which, however, the article misidentifies as Reichenberg's Australian quadrilles of 1825


Hall 1951-54

Hall 1951-54, A history of music in Australia

Reprinted 1990, "A history of music in Australia, early period, New South Wales, 1835-1836", Australiana 12/1 (February 1990), 22-23

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=6PTk2En2ztYC&pg=PA22 (PREVIEW)

On The most admired Australian quadrilles, 1835


Covell 1967

Covell 1967, Australia's music, 9, 292 (note), 317 (music example)

. . . A small mystery has attached itself to Reichenberg's 1825 set of quadrilles. Reichenberg's name appears on a catalogue card in the Mitchell Library in Sydney as the author of five quadrilles (the usual number of a set) printed in simple piano score with extravagantly colonial titles: La Sydney, La Wooloomooloo (sic), La lllawarra, La Bortg-Bong and La Engehurst. The June 1942 issue of the periodical Art in Australia reproduced these pieces in facsimile from the Mitchell Library copy and identifled them with the quadrilles advertised by Reichenberg in the Sydney Gazette. Ann Wentzel, writing in 1962 on music in colonial Australia, repeated the identification and suggested that the pieces had been printed in Dublin after Reichenberg's departure from Australia. It would be pleasant to accept this attribution, if for no other reason than that it would give us in readily accessible form the earliest music known to have been formally composed and written down in Australia. Unfortunately, the evidence at present available makes the ascription of these quadrilles to Reichenberg seem no more than wishful thinking. [A summary of the evidence will be found in the Notes to this chapter at the back of the book.]

Since quadrilles were almost invariably mechanical adaptations of popular tunes (particularly operatic tunes) of the day and the rnanufacture of them a kind of cottage industry of minor musicians throughout Europe, the set of quadrilles attributed to Reichenberg is in any case not a sample of original composition in the full sense of the term. Despite the titles of the dances in the set, the music remains, and could only be expected to remain, firmly in the precincts of efficient, anonymous conventionality. However, that same conventionality, disappointing as it might be to anyone looking for a personal or national voice in music, makes the music admirably representative in the social history of the period. A section of one of the quadrilles in question is reproduced at the end of the book . . .

[NOTE, 292]: Reichenberg's quadrilles?: The printed copy of the set of quadrilles entered under Reichenberg's name in the Mitchell Library catalogue is accompanied by a sheet apparently replacing a lost cover page. The principal handwritten notations on this sheet are as follows: "The much admired/AUSTRALIAN Quadrilles/Scene of Sydney Harbour/Containing/ La Sydney . . . La Illawarra,/La Wooloomooloo . . . 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 Ent. Sta. Hall Dublin/ Published by Ellard and Sons 47 Lr. Sackville St," etc. In addition, some earlier, sceptical researcher has noted in the top right-hand corner of this sheet that there seems no reason to connect these quadrilles with Reichenberg. The first printed page of music, containing La Sydney, has an additional handwritten note at the head of the page: "Australian quadrilles/by/Reichenberg"; but there is nothing in the appearance of the music to suggest that this replaces any lost printed material. It seems no more than conjecture. The wording on the previous sheet, "selected from the newest and most/Celebrated Operas/ and arranged for the/Piano Forte or Harp/by/Wm Ellard", appears unequivocally to establish Ellard as the author of the set. At least one of the dances is not based on an operatic tune La Engehurst (note the connection with the dedicatee, Miss Hely) is a 6/8 adaptation of The girl I lelt behind me. The five sections each have one of the traditiohal names of the standard quadrille set at the foot of the page (traditional names in brackets) : La Sydney (La Pantalon-Le Pantalon would have been more correct), La Wooloomooloo (L'Et6'), La Illawarra (La Poule), La Bong-Bong (La Trenise-more properly, La Trinise) and La Engehurst (La Finale). The Dublin-based family of Ellard seems to have had considerable musical connections with Australia. Frederick Ellard figures prominently as a pianist in colonial accounts of concert-giving in the 1860s.


Halfpenny 1967

Eric Halfpenny, "Music trading in the Antipodes in the early nineteenth century", The Galpin Society journal 20 (March 1967), 100-102

http://www.jstor.org/stable/841508 (PAYWALL)


Meale 1986

Voss, opera in two acts from the novel by Patrick White by David Malouf and Richard Meale (f.p. Adelaide, 1986)

[Review], The listener [England] (1988)

. . . One of the factors contributing to the success of Voss was undoubtedly Meale's use of music from the Australian Quadrilles by William Ellard, published in the 1840s, as a means of creating the atmosphere of polite society in colonial Sydney . . .

[Review], The gramophone [England] (1988)

. . . He goes further, and evokes the period of the plot (the mid-nineteenth century) by using music of that time and place: the Australian Quadrilles of William Ellard (one of them based on a theme from Bellini's Norma) . . .


Neidorf 1999

Neidorf 1999, A guide to dating music published in Sydney and Melbourne, 1800-1899, 158-63

http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2926 (DIGITISED)


Fitzgerald 2000

"The means of escape", in Penelope Fitzgerald, The means of escape: stories (Bath: Chivers Press; London: Flamingo, 2000),

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/33720363 

(New York: Houghton, Miffin, Harcourt, 2013), (1-22), 3-4

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=rPivbmhbbe0C&pg=PT33 (PREVIEW)

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, Hobart, stands high above Battery Point and the harbour . . . before the organ was installed, the church used to face east, and the music was provided by a seraphine. The seraphine was built, and indeed invented, by a Mr. Ellard, formerly of Dublin, now a resident of Hobart. He intended it to suggest the angelic choir, although the singing voices [4] at his disposal . . . were mostly male. Who was able to play the seraphine? Only, at first, Mr. Ellard's daughter, Mrs. Logan, who seems to have got £20 per year for doing so, the same fee as the clerk and the sexton. When Mrs. Logan began to feel the task was too much for her - the seraphine needs continuous pumping - she instructed Alice Godley, the rector's daughter . . .

See also reviews, e.g. Frank Kermode, "Playing the seraphine", London review of books 23/2 (25 January 2001), 15

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v23/n02/frank-kermode/playing-the-seraphine 

. . . The most ambitious piece is the one from which the collection takes its name. Here the setting is, in true Fitzgerald fashion, mid-19th-century Tasmania . . . this rector's daughter, Miss Godley, plays the seraphine in church. The seraphine, according to the OED, is an "instrument of the reed kind" invented by a Mr John Green in 1833 . . . Indeed Fitzgerald, defying the lexicographers, says the instrument was invented by a Mr. Ellard, formerly of Dublin, now resident in Hobart. "He intended it to suggest the angelic choir." As between Green and Ellard, I would take Fitzgerald to be right, even against the testimony of the Dictionary, since she always is . . .


Rushworth 2006

"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

https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/24868430 


Lasocki 2009

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

http://www.instantharmony.net/Music/HBSJ-keyed-bugle.pdf (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.


Skinner 2011

Skinner 2011, First national music

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

http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/7264 (DIGITISED)


Lamb 2012

Lamb 2012, William Vincent Wallace

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


Nicholls 2012

Peter Nicholls, A wonderful change, the story of Robert Wrede including his journal 1837-41 ([Australia]: [Peter Nicholls], 2012), 47, 48, 49, 53, 62-63

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=xqIYCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA47 (PREVIEW)


Allan 2017

Rob Allan, Reed organs in England (2017, online)

http://tardis.dl.ac.uk/FreeReed/organ_book/node4.html (ONLINE)


Skinner 2019

Graeme Skinner, "I think of thee: unlocking a colonial song", Sydney Living Museums unlocked (August 2019); and online

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/i-think-thee-unlocking-colonial-song (ONLINE)


DMT

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

http://www.dublinmusictrade.ie/node/136 (ONLINE)

Includes fuller bibliography on Dublin business


Wikipedia

"Frederick Ellard", Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Ellard 


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Obituary: John Ellard, "Jocular thinker increased standing of psychiatry", The Sydney morning herald (3 November 2011)

https://www.smh.com.au/national/jocular-thinker-increased-standing-of-psychiatry-20111102-1mvka.html 

John and Joan Ellard did a considerable amount of research into the family in the 1960s and 1970s, which was of great use to other family historians





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