LYE Henry

Name Henry LYE
Country Of Origin unknown
Born 1832
Died unknown
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1832
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
82 Murray Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 24 September 1859, St John’s Church, New Town, to Emma Brown
Other Extracts from William Abbott’s diary:

13 June 1859: ‘A watch and clock dobber called on us today for employment and it is very probable that he will take over Clock Maker’s place. His name, I believe, is Lye. He appears to be a very respectable young man, but I am afraid he has been too much of a rover to remain long.’

15 June 1859: ‘Our new Clock Maker has taken his first round to the Church clocks with Oliphant today.’

14 March 1860: ‘Our Clockmaker, Lye, will leave our employ at the end of the week. I believe he has a situation in view as engineer at the other end of the Colony. Mr Oliphant, will I expect take his place.’

19 March 1860: ‘Lye, has I believe taken his passage for Sydney and will probably make his way to Snowy River Diggings.’ 

A son, Alfred Henry Lye, was born to Henry and Emma in Sydney in 1860 and died at 15 months in 1861. The coroner’s inquest stated Emma’s husband had deserted her, leaving her in impoverished circumstances. The verdict of the inquest on young Alfred Lye was ‘convulsions during dentition.’

Death unknown
Alfred Abbott diary, Glenn Abbott to Graham Mulligan, December 2019.
TAHO: RGD37/1/18 no213 Marriage 1859.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Death, Sydney, New South Wales 1861 [Alfred H Lye].
Sydney Morning Herald 23 October 1861 [Death, Alfred Henry Lye]; Empire (Sydney) 23 October 1861.