WAY Thomas Begbie

Name Thomas Begbie WAY
Country Of Origin England
Born 1851
Died 1934
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1851, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
Parents James John and Mary Ann Begbie Way (formerly Morgan)
Apprenticeship Mr Hazelton, Beechworth, Victoria
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Goldsmith
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
124 Liverpool Street, Hobart
19 Harrington Street, Hobart
138 Liverpool Street, Hobart
108 Liverpool Street, Hobart
64 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 9 November 1874, St Johns Church, Hobart, to Emma Blundell Wheeler
Arrival November 1855 on the ship James Baines.
Thomas: recorded as four years old, with his father and siblings.
Other Emigrated to Australia with his family following his mother’s death in 1854.

June 1874: Purchased jeweller Charles Lambeth’s share in the business, Thos. B Way and Charles Lambeth, manufacturing goldsmiths and jewellers, 124 Liverpool Street, and continued on his own.

The Tasmanian Tribune 27 June 1874:
‘Notice of Removal, Thos. B Way (late of Melbourne),
Manufacturing Jeweller, Gold & Silversmith,
Has removed from 124 Liverpool Street to No. 19 Harrington Street, near Collins Street.’

May 1875: Moved to 138 Liverpool Street.
By October 1875: At 108 Liverpool Street.
June 1877: Relocated the business to more spacious and central premises at 64 Liverpool Street.

September 1877: City Police Court, Hobart. Charged with not paying customs duty on three silver watches and six gold chains.

July 1880: Purchased a second watchmaking and jewellery business in King William Street, Adelaide, and advertised both locations.

August 1881: James Wilson, watchmaker and jeweller, purchased the business in Hobart.

By April 1882: Advertised in Melbourne, Victoria.
April 1893: Insolvent, Melbourne, Victoria.
October 1908: Fined for buying gold without a license.

Death 1934, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
TAHO: RGD37/1/33 no174 Marriage 1874.
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales Birth 1851, London England Deaths & Burials 1854, Australia Passenger Arrivals 1855, Births Deaths Marriages Victoria Death Registration No. 4546/1934.
Argus 3 December 1874, The Tasmanian Tribune 11 June 1874, 4 August 1874, 15 May 1875, 19 August 1876; The Mercury (Hobart) 2 June 1877, 10 September 1877, 7 February 1879, 20 April 1865, 31 August 1881, 14 October 1881; The Express & Telegraph 31 July 1880; Geelong Advertiser 1 April 1882, 22 December 1884; Leader 1 April 1893, 18 November 1899; The Examiner (Launceston) 28 February 1908, The Argus 30 October 1908.