CASPER Ellis (Elias)

Name Ellis (Elias) CASPER
Country Of Origin England
Born 1784
Died 1862
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1784, London, England
Parents Asher and Sarah Casper
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker, Jeweller, Goldsmith, Silversmith
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
21 Murray Street, Hobart
38 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse Elizabeth Miriam Casper
Trial 17 June 1839, Central Criminal Court, Middlesex, London, England (Eight day Gold Dust Robbery trial)
Sentence 14 years transportation for receiving stolen goods
Arrival 5 February 1841, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the convict ship, Lord Lyndoch (3) with his son Lewin Casper.
Police Number 2703
Convict Assignment May 1845: Assigned to Mr Isaac Solomon, 21 Murray Street, Hobart
Ticket of Leave 2 June 1846
Conditional Pardon 30 January 1849
Other Pre-1841: Work location, Finsbury Place, London, England.

Other skills: Clerk, Merchant.

May 1845: Assigned to Mr Isaac Solomon, 21 Murray Street, Hobart.

July 1847: E. Casper billed the Colonial Treasury for a clock, most likely the wall clock in the Hobart Supreme Court.

From approx. 1848: Ellis Casper & Son, Burlington House, 38 Liverpool Street, Hobart.

1852: Ellis retired and transferred his share of the business to his son, Edward Casper.

Death 30 August 1862, at his residence, 208 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Brian Loomes, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, 2006 p139.
Web: Founders & Survivors convict database.
TAHO: CON33/1/5, CON27/1/8, CON18/1/26, CON14/1/5.
Commercial Journal & Advertiser 11 July 1840; Cornwall Chronicle 6 June 1846; Colonial Times 24 May 1845, 19 December 1848, 14 November 1856; Hobart Town Advertiser 6 August 1847; The Examiner (Launceston) 3 February 1849; Age 3 October 1862