ALLEN Martha

Name Martha ALLEN
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1845
Died 1896
Birth/ Baptism Born 20 May 1845, Franklin Village, Launceston
Parents William and Mary Ann Millington (formerly Jex)
Skills Business Owner
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
102 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marriage/Spouse 3 June 1866, Registrar’s Office, Fitzroy, Victoria, to William Henry Allen.
Other The Examiner (Launceston) 6 November 1877:
‘NOTICE. The business of the late W H Allen, watchmaker and jeweller, Brisbane Street, Launceston, will be carried on as usual by his widow, Martha Allen, who respectfully solicits a continuance of the liberal support accorded to her late husband. N.B. The services of a first-class workman from Melbourne have been secured.’

Approx. 1887-1897: Martha employed Foster W Coulson, watchmaker and jeweller from New South Wales.

Daily Telegraph 8 December 1894:
‘At Mrs M Allen’s. Grand Exhibition of Novelties.
The greatest display of novelties ever shown in Launceston is now on view at Mrs M Allen’s, Brisbane Street, consisting of French, English, and American goods of the latest designs in all classes of jewellery, watches, clocks, E.P. ware, and handsome sterling silver articles of all descriptions.’

William and Martha’s son, Albert William Jex Allen trained as a watchmaker and jeweller.

Late 1896: Watchmaker and jeweller, Foster W Coulson, managed the business for a few months following Martha’s death.

Death 14 October 1896, George Street, Launceston
Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1890-1897.
TAHO: RGD32/1/3 no2702 Birth 1845, RGD35/1/65 no317 Death 1896.
Web: Victoria, Australia, Marriage Registration No. 57/1866.
Daily Telegraph 4 November 1885, 21 November 1884, 22 November 1884; The Examiner (Launceston) 24 September 1881, 30 October 1877, 3 November 1877.