COLE William

Name William COLE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1810
Died 1880
Birth/Baptism Bapt. 15 April 1810, St Paul, Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, London, England
Parents William and Elizabeth Cole
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
35 Liverpool Street, Hobart
68 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 16 March 1846, Richmond, to Christiana James.
Trial 18 February 1833, Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence Fourteen years transportation for stealing watches from his employer
Arrival 4 September 1833, Hobart, on the convict ship, Stakesby
Police Number 1598
Convict Assignment David Barclay, clockmaker and watchmaker, Hobart.
Ticket of Leave 12 March 1840
Conditional Pardon 4 August 1842
Other March 1837: Sentenced to two years hard labour at Port Arthur for stealing a screwdriver, the property of his master.

1840-1841: Business partnership with Charles Jones, Hobart.

1841- approx. 1866: Own business, Liverpool Street, Hobart.
September 1842: Relocated to larger premises, 35 Liverpool Street, Hobart.

January 1844: William Cole remitted an expense account to the Colonial Treasury for payment for a clock.

February 1844: Recommended for an absolute pardon.
January 1854: William’s business premises suffered damage from a fire caused by the ignition of a large amount of gunpowder.

July 1857: Bankruptcy declared. William stated, “I attribute my insolvency to losses in business, by fire, and by flood, and I now declare myself insolvent because I am apprehensive of being sued.” Creditors included Thomas Hamilton and John James (possibly his father-in-law).

Approx. 1850s: Employee, William Oliphant.

January 1866: Advertised at 68 Liverpool Street, Hobart, opposite R J Edwards, tobacconist.

1866: Meeting of creditors regarding insolvency.

August 1867: A sale occurred at the Liverpool Street business premises. Items for sale included gas fittings, glass cases, an 8-day clock, sundry articles of jewellery, kitchen items, and sundries.

February 1880: William was admitted to hospital after a second alleged suicide attempt. He suffered from epilepsy and continuing paralysis.

Death 31 August 1880 at his home, Elizabeth Street, Hobart.
Cause of death: epilepsy
Denise Pierce, William Cole, Tasmanian Ancestry, Genealogical Society of Tasmania Inc, Volume 19, Number 1, June 1998, pp10-12,
B. Y. O’Driscoll, The Art Bulletin of Tasmania, Ed. Henrik Kolenberg, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1986.
TAHO: CON31/1/7, CON27/1/6, CON18/1/20, CON13/1/6, RGD37/1/3 no 69 Marriage 1842, RGD37/1/5 no203 Marriage 1846, AE764/1/66 Bankruptcy 1857; RGD35/1/9 no2683 Death 1880.
Web: Ancestry: London, England Baptism 1810. Colonial Times 13 July 1841. The Courier 6 October 1840; The Austral-Asiatic Review, Tasmanian & Australian Advertiser 2 September 1842; The Examiner (Launceston) 31 January 1844, 24 January 1854, 21 November 1866; The Hobart Town Advertiser 20 February 1844; Cornwall Chronicle 25 January 1854; Tasmanian Morning Herald 4 January 1866; The Mercury (Hobart) 2 August 1867, 2 February 1880, 4 February 1880, 2 September 1880.