Burke Manuscript

Burke Manuscript: Page 098

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William David Barnard, who built Tattersalls’, was a Birmingham Jew, who, starting as a hawker, developed into an auctioneer, first odds and ends of goods in a little place on now Beath’s, then as a horse seller, and a rare good one, that was acknowledged, and at starting he was supposed not to know a horse from a mule. He did a large trade. Then took the White Hart &c. Got married, and all ended in financial smash. He was away to Samoa. It was said by some that the lady he married about ’62 was none other than Madeline Smith of Water of Leith celebrity. But that was not so. Madeline was in West Australia for very many years, married to a professional man.

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