ABBOTT William

Name William ABBOTT
Country Of Origin England
Born 1830
Died 1887
Birth/ Baptism Born 17 July 1830, Derby, England
Parents Francis and Mary Abbott (formerly Woolley)
Apprenticeship With his father Francis Abbott
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart, Launceston
Street Address
York Street, Launceston
St John Street, Launceston
79 Brisbane Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 1 July 1863 at the residence of Mr. Marshall, Launceston, to Hannah Marshall.
Arrival 22 April 1851 on the ship Ann Thompson, with his mother and siblings
Other Pre-1851: Worked in his trade in Manchester, England.

Approx. 1857: Commenced business in Launceston

The Examiner (Launceston) 4 June 1857:
All persons having left watches at Mr W Abbott’s, Watch and Clock Maker, York Street, for repairs, are requested to call at Mr A Simpson’s, Brisbane Street, for the same, after June 8th.’

September 1864: Temporarily relocated his business to Mr Cawston’s in St John Street until the completion of alterations at his premises.

1870: Advertised the ‘careful repair of chronometer, duplex, horizontal and lever watches,’ Brisbane Street, next door to the Savings Bank.

The Tasmanian 26 June 1875:
‘The Wind on the Window. – On Thursday morning the tall plate glass in one of the sashes of Mr Abbott, the watchmaker’s window in Brisbane Street, was blown in by the force of the prevailing northerly gale. A large glass shade over a valuable clock was broken, and the case of the clock was also smashed. Other goods in the window were also damaged by this weather accident.’

 Daily Telegraph 10 August 1887:
Mrs H Abbott, (Widow of the late William Abbott),
Begs to thank her friends and the public generally for the liberal support bestowed upon her late husband during the 30 years he conducted the Watchmaking and Jewellery Business, and to inform them that she intends (in conjunction with her son) to carry on the same and solicits a continuance of past favors. All orders entrusted to them will receive personal attention, and every effort shall be made to ensure dispatch.
Address – Opposite Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane Street.’

(see Arthur Abbott)

Death 15 July 1887, at his residence, Brisbane Street, Launceston, recorded as a 57-year-old jeweller
Cause of death: lung disease
TAHO: CSO24/1/262/5875 1851; RGD37/1/22 no498 Marriage 1863; RGD35/1/56 no281 Death 1887.
Web: Ancestry: England Births & Christenings 17 July 1830.
The Examiner (Launceston) 2 June 1857, 4 June 1857, 16 July 1887; Cornwall Chronicle 7 September 1864; Tasmanian Punch 12 March 1870; Tasmanian News 16 July 1887;  The Tasmanian 23 July 1887.