ALLEN William Henry

Name William Henry ALLEN
Country Of Origin England
Born 1844
Died 1877
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1844, London, England
Parents James and Mary Ann Allen (formerly Cleaver)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
Charles Street, Launceston (three doors from Elizabeth Street)
102 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marriage/Spouse 3 June 1866, Registrar’s Office, Fitzroy, Victoria, to Martha Millington.
Other February 1864: Opened business in Charles Street.

By 1869: Located in Brisbane Street opposite the Launceston Hotel.

The Examiner (Launceston) 27 May 1875:
‘W H Allen, Watchmaker and Jeweller to His Excellency the Governor, has just received direct from London, a very choice selection of first-class jewels from the celebrated firm of J Kilpatrick & Co; also a few silver hunting levers from G and M Wheeler, and invites an inspection of the same.’

Significant clock: ‘W H Allen Launceston’ Regulator clock (private collection).

Son, Albert William Jex Allen, followed in his father’s footsteps in the watchmaking and jewellery trade.

SEE September blog:
The W H Allen Shop Regulator

Death 21 October 1877, High Street, Launceston
Cause of death: Brain abscess from an old injury involving a clock weight falling on his head
TAHO: RGD35/1/46 no13 Death 1877.
Web: Victoria, Australia, Marriage record, Registration No. 57/1866.
Cornwall Chronicle 18 May 1864, 31 July 1869, 22 June 1870, 21 May 1875, 22 October 1877; The Examiner (Launceston) 8 June 1875, 23 October 1877, 3 November 1877.