Name Alfred ABBOTT
Country Of Origin England
Born 1838
Died 1872
Birth/ Baptism Born 30 July 1838, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Bapt. 15 October 1838, Unitarian Church, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Parents Francis and Mary Abbott (formerly Woolley)
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father Francis Abbott
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
74 Murray Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 3 October 1865, Holy Trinity Church, Hobart, to Georgiana Sophia Jane Fitzgerald (d. December 1872)
Arrival 22 April 1851 on the ship Ann Thompson, with his mother and siblings (12 years old)
Other Other skills: Diarist, Amateur Photographer, Artist.

November 1858: Assisted Abbott employee Robert Lindsay in replacing the rope on the ‘going side’ of the Scotch Church clock, Hobart.

Alfred’s diary entry for 31 August 1859:
‘We were rather astonished today by being informed that the Hobart Town Time was 16 or 17 minutes fast of Launceston Time, and Mr Riva a Launceston Watchmaker and Manager of their celebrated, Public Time Mutilator, proposed to us the Hobart Time should be put back eight minutes and the Launceston time be put forward the same extent, so that we may agree with each other and in his opinion agreed with Mean Time. We of course differed with him and recommended him to regulate Launceston Time by St. David’s.’

5 August 1860: Alfred completed his first year as Journeyman Watchmaker on the occasion of his 22nd birthday.

Death 3 September 1872, Sydney, New South Wales (34 years old)
TAHO: CSO24/1/262/5875 Arrival 1851, CRO96/1/1 Diary of Alfred Abbott 1858-1861; RGD37/1/24 no138 Marriage 1865.
Web: Ancestry: England Births & Christenings 1838, 1841 England Census; Design & Art Australia Online,
The Mercury (Hobart) 5 September 1872, 13 December 1872 [Georgiana Sophia Jane Abbott].