FLINT Francis Alfred

Name Francis Alfred FLINT
Country Of Origin England
Born 1858
Died 1938
Birth/ Baptism Born 1858, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Parents Francis and Elizabeth Flint
Apprenticeship With stepfather, George Martin, jeweller
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Goldsmith, Silversmith
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
86 Liverpool Street, Hobart
116 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 1881, Melbourne, Victoria, to Matilda Mary Le Jeune Smith
Arrival 1877, Adelaide, South Australia (assisted emigrant) on the ship, Forfarshire
Other 1871 England Census: Recorded as a 13-year-old jeweller.

Approx. early 1890s: Moved to Tasmania.

Approx. 1896-1898: Partnership with Joseph William Quarmby.
Francis was the founder of F A Flint Pty Ltd.
Approx. 1898-1902: Located at Liverpool Street, Hobart
November 1902: Insolvency

1913: Reopened at 116 Liverpool Street, Hobart, a landmark of the street and former premises of David Barclay, William Golding, and Leo Bibby. The establishment consisted of a large showroom and shop and a room dedicated to repairs, fitted with up-to-date machines and tools and powered by a five-horsepower engine.
1915: Advertised exclusively designed Soldier’s luminous dial watches, fitted with watch face protection and claimed to be as ‘accurate as Father Time himself.’

Late 1920s: Francis retired, and his son Charles became Managing Director.

Approx. 1920s-1930s: Employee, John (Jack) Thomas Alexander.

Death 12 January 1938, at his home, 12 Union Street, North Hobart
Robert Loring to Sallie Mulligan, February 2019.
TAHO: SC84-1-180 No. 123/1902; 11/1903; 43/1906 Bankruptcy; RGD33/1/22 no 1340 Birth 1899; AD960/1/62 Will 1938.
Web: Ancestry: 1861, 1871 England Census. Findmypast, South Australia Passenger Lists 1877; Australiana.org.au, 13th Australiana Virtual Show & Tell Report November 2021.
South Australia Register 25 September 1877; Argus 30 May 1882; The Mercury (Hobart) 13 February 1891, 7 March 1898, 8 November 1902, 24 December 1902, 16 July 1913, 16 July 1913, 30 September 1915, 7 February 1916, 3 April 1919,  30 March 1932, 13 January 1938.