Name Arthur ABBOTT
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1865
Died 1940
Birth/ Baptism Born 9 July 1865, Launceston
Parents William and Hannah Abbott (formerly Marshall)
Apprenticeship With his father William Abbott
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
79 Brisbane Street, Launceston
St John Street, Launceston (Crabtree’s Corner)
Marriage/Spouse 27 June 1888, at the residence of Francis Edward Burbury, Launceston, to Marion Elizabeth Gibson.
Other Also an electroplate and gilder.

August 1887: Following his father’s death, Arthur’s mother, Hannah Abbott, thanked the public for supporting her husband’s business for 30 years and advised she would be carrying on the firm with her son.

Daily Telegraph 22 Dec 1897:
‘Mr A Abbott, Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Over 40 Christmases ago the business now managed by the above first put out its sign, and ever since then it has continued to supply the wants of purchasers in its particular line. A seasonable shipment just to hand is a parcel of gold brooches and links of newest designs. Waltham and Waterbury watches are in stock, also dress, wedding, and keeper rings in great variety. The proprietor invites inspection of the prices in his window before purchasing elsewhere.’

September 1928: Relocated the business from Brisbane Street to Crabtree’s Corner, St John Street, Launceston.

Member of Christ Church, Frederick Street, Launceston.

Death 5 December 1940, Lord Street, Launceston
TAHO: RGD33/1/43 no272 Birth 1865, RGD37/1/47 no639 Marriage 1888.
The Tasmanian 23 July 1887; The Examiner (Launceston) 19 May 1896, 4 July 1896, 27 September 1928, 7 December 1940; Daily Telegraph 10 August 1887, 22 January 1891, 13 February 1897, 8 September 1917; Tasmanian Democrat 21 January 1898.