ARGRAVE George Harry

Name George Harry ARGRAVE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1859
Died 1916
Birth/ Baptism Born 21 December 1859, Canterbury, Kent, England
Parents George Palmer (clockmaker and watchmaker) and Martha Elizabeth Argrave
Apprenticeship With his father, George Palmer Argrave
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 26 November 1885, Hobart, to Alice Maud Brittain.
Arrival 11 April 1885, Hobart, Tasmania on the Coptic
Other 1881 England Census:
George Harry, 21-year-old watchmaker
Brother, George Percy, 16-year-old watchmaker’s assistant
Father, George Palmer, a retired watchmaker.

The Mercury (Hobart) 8 June 1887:
Alice Maud Hargrave summoned her husband, George H Hargrave for maintenance. Defendant said he had no defence to offer. Complainant, a young woman with a child in her arms, stated that her husband was a watchmaker, but she did not know what wages he was earning, as he never gave her any money. Whatever he earned, he spent upon himself in drink. The defendant was ordered to pay 12 shillings a week toward his wife’s support, the first payment to be made on Monday.’

George and his family travelled back and forth to England several times.

Death 3 April 1916, Canterbury Mental Institution, England
TAHO: RGD33/1/18 no1129 Marriage 1885.
Web: Ancestry: 1881 England Census; Tasmania Passenger Arrivals 1885; United Kingdom Lunacy Patients Admission Registers 1910; National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Admin) England & Wales 1917.
Kentish Chronicle 24 December 1859; Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times & Farmers’ Gazette 11 December 1886; The Mercury (Hobart)8 June 1887, 20 April 1908, 25 April 1888; Daily Telegraph 22 August 1896; Tasmanian News 11 January 1906.