Name Thomas GRAINGER
Country Of Origin England
Born 1848
Died 1921
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1848, Wetherby, Yorkshire, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart, Ulverstone
Street Address
7 Fitzroy Crescent, Hobart
43 Liverpool Street, Hobart
161 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Miller’s Chambers, Murray Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse Alice Grainger
Other Other skills: Inventor.
1877: Theft at his watchmaking business, Wetherby, Yorkshire.
1881 England Census: Watchmaker, Wetherby, Yorkshire.

By 1890s: Hobart.
1894: Patent specifications accepted for his invention of Grainger’s Detachable Brooch Pins and Catches.
June 1894: Advertised for sale, a Boley watchmaker’s lathe in case, with mandrel head, slide rest, accessories, and a few English watches and clocks.
Early 1900s: Advertised receiving eggs for hatching and poultry incubators for sale, Hobart.

Approx. 1916: Lived at 181 St John Street, Launceston.
1921: Sole executor in his will, Launceston watchmaker Foster Walter Coulson, 185 St John Street, Launceston.

Death 24 June 1921, Ulverstone
Web: Ancestry: England Select Marriages 1877; 1881 England Census, Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1890-5; Findmypast, Australia Electoral Roll 1916, Tasmania Wills & Letters of Administration 1921.
Wetherby News & Central Yorkshire Journal 22 March 1877; The Examiner (Launceston) 9 December 1919; The Mercury (Hobart) 28 June 1894, 4 August 1905, 20 July 1921, 24 June 1922.