DAVEY William Robert

Name William Robert DAVEY
Country Of Origin England
Born 1817
Died 1885
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1817, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship London, England
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Goldsmith, Silversmith
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
Charles Street, Launceston
Brisbane Street, Launceston
The Quadrant, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse July 1851, Middlesex, England, to Susan Theresa Gee
Other Member: London City Livery Company of Goldsmiths.
1851: Emigrated to the USA for approximately six years to extend his skills before moving to Tasmania.

1868: Manufactured an ornamental silver spade for the inauguration ceremony to mark the beginning of the first railway in Tasmania. It was sent to the Duke of Edinburgh in Sydney for the occasion.

Manufactured silver trowels for the foundation stone laying ceremonies for:
Launceston Town Hall
St Andrews Church, Perth
Wesleyan Church, Launceston

1883: Retired

Death 27 June 1885, at his residence, The Quadrant, Launceston
TAHO: RGD35/1/54 no227 Death 1885, AD961/1/6 Will 1885.
Web: Ancestry: England, Marriages, 1851.
Cornwall Chronicle 23 April 1864, 15 January 1868, 4 April 1868, 18 January 1878; The Examiner (Launceston) 3 July 1883, 23 April 1864, 29 June 1885; Daily Telegraph 29 June 1885.