Name Alexander DALGLEISH
Country Of Origin Scotland
Born 1879
Died 1951
Birth/ Baptism Born 12 May 1879, Galashiels, Roxburgh, Scotland
Parents Alexander Cairns and Margaret Dalgleish
Apprenticeship Mr Robert Bell Stewart, 100 Liverpool Street, Hobart (5 years)
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Liverpool Street, Hobart
69 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 1 February 1917, St John’s Church, Goulburn Street, Hobart, to Eleanor (Ellie) Johnson
Arrival July 1884, Tasmania, on the ship Gulf of Carpentaria
Other 1915: Enlisted in World War I

The Examiner (Launceston) 23 September 1936:
‘AFTER 112 YEARS Clock is Heard Again At Government House, HOBART, Tuesday.
Until a day or two ago, the historic clock in the tower of Government House had never been known to strike the hour in the whole of its existence in the colony – a matter of 112 years. Now the Governor (Sir Ernest Clark) has had it repaired, and as a consequence, the bell of the ancient apparatus tolls forth clearly to denote the passage of time.
The necessary striking apparatus has lain unused in the tower for many years, probably nearly eighty. It has recently been repaired, put together, and erected by Mr A Dalgleish, watchmaker of Hobart. The bell of the clock is of bronze and was cast in 1818 by Rockingham, a celebrated London bellmaker.’

1937: Repaired and restored St Andrew’s Church clock, Bathurst Street, Hobart.
1938: Repaired and restored St John’s Church clock, New Town.

Death 21 June 1951, Hobart
TAHO: CB7/12/1/13 1884, AD960/1/78 Will 1952.
Web: Ancestry: Tasmania, Australia Passenger Arrivals July 1884; National Archives of Australia, B2455, Service No. Lieutenant 808; Australia Electoral Rolls 1919, 1922, 1936, 194.
The Examiner (Launceston) 23 September 1936; The Mercury (Hobart) 8 March 1911, 13 March 1917, 26 November 1921, 29 July 1922, 7 May 1938, 22 June 1951.