PROCTER John Malachi

Name John Malachi PROCTER
Country Of Origin
Born 1838
Died 1895
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1838
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
115 Charles Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse Mary Hussey (d. October 1870)
Arrival Approx. early 1870: Returned to Ballarat, Victoria, from New Zealand.
Other Approx. 1878: Launceston.

April 1885: While employed by Launceston watchmaker and jeweller John Sparrow, John gave evidence in a court case regarding ‘the illegal detention of a watch and breach of agreement.’ Work colleage Frank Walton also gave evidence.

March 1886: Advertised commencing his own business in Charles Street. John was described in The Examiner as having gained ‘an excellent reputation as a thorough and efficient workman, and has become pretty widely known during the seven and a half years he has been a resident of Launceston, in connection with the establishments of Mrs M Allen and Mr J Sparrow.’

Approx. March 1887–March 1888: Business partnership,
Procter and Miller, with George Miller.
March 1888: The partnership was dissolved, and John continued as a sole trader.

1892: John was one of the judges at the Tasmanian Exhibition for gold and silversmith’s work, bronzes, art castings, and repoussé work, clocks, and watches.

1893: Advised closure of business and customer’s repairs were left with watchmaker Mr J D Coulter, 94 George Street.

May 1894: Newspaper ad, J M Procter, watchmaker, late of Launceston advertised moving from Derby to Scottsdale

Death 18 April 1895, 68 Brisbane Street, Launceston
Cause of death: Diabetes
TAHO: RGD35/1/64 no102 Death 1895 [Procter].
Web: Ancestry: Australia Death Index 1870 [Mary Proctor]; Australia City Directories, Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1890-1893.
Bendigo Advertiser 20 October 1870; Daily Telegraph 22 April 1885, 9 March 1886;
The Examiner (Launceston) 13 March 1886, 2 March 1888, 24 October 1893; The Mercury (Hobart) 23 February 1892; The Australasian 4 May 1895.