SMITH William Charles Dennis

Name William Charles Dennis SMITH
Country Of Origin
Born 1803
Died unknown
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1803
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
66 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 17 January 1842, Trinity Church, Hobart, to Eliza Morgan.
Other Approx. 1841-1842: Business partnership with Edward T White, White and Smith as clock and watchmakers, jewellers, silversmiths, and chronometer makers.

October 1841: An application for William and convict Eliza Morgan to marry was not approved. However, they still married on 17 January 1842. William was recorded as Charles Dennis, 39-year-old silversmith and business partner Edward White was a witness.
March 1842: William was charged for illegally marrying Eliza, a prisoner of the crown.

August 1842: Advertised to employ ‘a good workman who understands lever escapements, and to prevent trouble, no drunkards or Colonial watch jobbers need apply.’

16 May 1864: Mr & Mrs W C D Smith departed Hobart for London on the Harrowby and returned in November of the following year.
December 1866: William was charged with embezzlement relating to his late position as Commercial Manager of the Tasmanian Morning Herald. He pleaded not guilty and due to insufficient evidence, was discharged.

January 1867: A sale of household furniture at William’s residence, 111 Davey Street was held due to an upcoming visit to England. Mr and Mrs W C D Smith departed for London on the Ethel in mid-January 1867.

Death unknown
TAHO: CON52/1/2 Marriage Permission 1841, RGD37/1/2 no1391 Marriage 1842 [Charles Dennis];
Colonial Times 2 February 1841, 8 March 1842, 3 May 1842; The Austral-Asiatic Review 19 August 1842; The Mercury (Hobart) 17 May 1864, 4 January 1867; The Examiner (Launceston) 19 May 1864, 14 November 1865, 12 January 1867; Tasmanian Morning Herald 23 November 1865, 7, 10, 11 December 1866.