FRASER William

Name William FRASER
Country Of Origin Scotland
Born 1817
Died 1851
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1817, Ross-shire, Scotland
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Melville Street, Hobart (opposite the Wesleyan Chapel)
Arrival 10 May 1839, Sydney, New South Wales, recorded as an unmarried watchmaker.
Other William arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, in May 1839. He arranged employment with local silversmiths, watchmakers, and jewellers. However, when the time came to commence work, the newspaper reported:

‘… his confirmed idleness kept him from his engagements, and he made up his mind to take a trip of pleasure to Hobart Town.’

February 1840: Advertised clock, watch, and music box repairs and cleaning in Hobart.

Death 26 January 1851, Hobart, recorded as a 34-year-old watchmaker.
Cause of death: Consumption
TAHO: RGD35/1/3 no560 Death 1851 [Frazer].
The Australian 23 May 1839, The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette 21 February 1840; Colonial Times 17 March 1840.
Ancestry: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1839.