Country Of Origin England
Born 1846
Died 1936
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1846, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Parents George and Susanna Pearce
Skills Business owner
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
104 Charles Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 13 April 1865, St James, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, to Frederick Vaughan
Arrival Lucy arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, on 17 August 1871, on the ship Kent, recorded as 25 years old, with her husband Frederick and children: Elizabeth (4yo), Frederick (3yo), and Sophia (1yo).
Other 3 January 1907: Death of husband Frederick, in his 60th year, at his residence and workplace, 104 Charles Street, Launceston.
Cause of death: heart failure.

The Examiner (Launceston) 2 March 1907:
“Mrs F Vaughan wishes to intimate to her numerous friends and patrons that the business carried on so successfully by her late husband as watchmaker and jeweller at 104 Charles Street, will be continued as heretofore. Having obtained the services of a thoroughly practical workman, patrons can rely on work entrusted to them receiving careful and prompt attention, and Mrs Vaughan hopes by this means to share a continuance of the favours bestowed in the past.”

March 1913: Advertised a Lever Watch with jewelled movement for sale for 20/-, guaranteed 2 years.

1919: Lucy advertised the business as goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewellers, with watch, clock, and jewellery repairs a speciality and an extensive range of jewellery for sale.

August 1920: Lucy announced her retirement and the sale of the business to jeweller Wilfred H Fletcher,who intended to make one place of business and move from his premises at 12 Quadrant to 104 Charles Street.

Death 26 February 1936 at her daughter’s residence,
Mrs S H Bleakley, Dooen Road, Horsham, Victoria.
Web: Ancestry: 1851 England Census; England Marriages 1865; Victoria Australia Passenger Lists 1871.
The Examiner (Launceston) 4 January 1907, 22 March 1913; Daily Telegraph 31 May 1919, 21 August 1920; The Horsham Times 28 February 1936.

“Many thanks for your Hands of Time website. It has been extremely useful in researching my German made 1913 Jahresuhrenfabrik 400 day/anniversary clock that is branded “L Vaughan, Launceston” clockmaker’s name.  I now understand the branding to be a reference to Lucy Vaughan, who took over her deceased husband, Frederick Vaughan’s business after his death in 1907. She continued to run the business until its sale in 1920. Knowing the history of the retailer who sold and presumably serviced such wonderful timepieces gives them a tangible human connection. Your website’s information was the important starting point for my research process. Again, many thanks.”
Danny Bricknell
Member, Chapter 72 Sydney (Australia),
National Association of Watch and Clocks Collectors (USA), February 2024.