VAUGHAN Frederick

Name Frederick VAUGHAN
Country Of Origin England
Born 1843
Died 1907
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1843
Bapt. 26 November 1843, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Parents John and Lydia Sarah Vaughan
Apprenticeship Edward Sheppard (step-father)
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
Brisbane Street, Launceston
112 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
104 Charles Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 13 April 1865, St James, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, to Lucy Pearce
Arrival 17 August 1871, Melbourne, Victoria, on the ship Kent:
Frederick, Lucy, and three children.
Other 1861 England Census:
Frederick Vaughan, 17-year-old stepson, watchmaking apprentice
William Vaughan, 16-year-old stepson, watchmaking apprentice
Edward Sheppard, 50-year-old watchmaker
Edward Sheppard, 16-year old watchmaker

Approx. 1870s-1880s: Worked in his trade at Gaunt’s, Denis Bros, McFarlane and Sons, and his own business at Horsham, Victoria.

1891: Moved to Launceston and purchased Powell Evan’s watchmaking business, Brisbane Street.
February 1893: Relocated business to 112 Elizabeth Street, Launceston.
January 1896: Moved to 104 Charles Street, Launceston.

1897: Member of the first committee of the Watchmaker and Jewellers’ Association.

Employee: Harry Withey Wathen, watchmaker (two years).

Following Frederick’s death, his widow Lucy advertised the business would continue and employed a workman. In September 1920, Lucy sold the firm to jeweller Wilfred H Fletcher.

Death 3 January 1907 at his residence and workplace,
104 Charles Street, Launceston.

Cause of death: heart failure.

Brian Loomes, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, 2006, p795.
Tasmania Post Office Directory 1899, 1901.
TAHO: AD960/1/29, Will No. 7047, 1907.
Web: Ancestry: England Births & Christenings & Bristol Parish Register 1843; 1851 & 1861 England Census; Bristol, England, Church of England Marriages & Banns 1865; Victoria Australia Passenger Lists 1871.
Hamilton Spectator 7 October 1874; The Examiner (Launceston) 19 May 1891, 18 February 1893, 4 January 1907, 23 February 1907; Daily Telegraph 15 June 1894, 4 September 1920; Horsham Times 28 January 1902; Zeehan & Dundas Herald 7 September 1903.