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Smith Family of Rockhampton

THE SMITH FAMILY

 

William Smith (1769c-1845) and Ann (1770-1849)

Farmer of Hill, Butcher and Dealer (Higler) of Rockhampton

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 Thomas Smith I (1805- ) and Ann Wilson (born 1808-1842)

Carpenter of Hill and Compton Greenfield, Wheelwright of Bristol

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Thomas Smith II (1831c-1884) and Sarah Woodward (1833-1880)

Agricultural Labourer of Hill, Earthcott, Dealer of Cromhall and Labourer of Tytherington

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Ellen Smith (1862-1930) and Henry Terrett (1850-1908)

Millwright, Engineer and Publican of Kingswood

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William Edward Terrett and Grace Margaret Eley

 


 

WILLIAM SMITH, Great IV Grandfather

 

Husband of Ann

Father of Thomas Smith I

 

Also Father of William Infant, William, Sarah, Elizabeth and Anna

 

William Smith was born in about 1769. He married Ann before February 1795.

 

There is a baptism at Hill of a Thomas Smith, son of William and Ann Smith, who was born on 25th July 1805 and baptised on 18th August 1805.

 

On 8th February 1795 William the son of William and Ann was baptised at Rockhampton. He was buried on 4th March 1795. On 22nd May 1796 a second William was baptised at Rockhampton, son of Wm and Ann. On 22nd January 1802 Sarah the daughter of William and Ann was born and baptised at Hill on 21st February 1802. On 21st July 1808 Elizabeth was born and baptised at Hill on 7th August 1808. Anna was born on 23rd April 1810 and baptised at Hill on 20th May 1810.

 

The 1841 census return records a William Smith and his wife Ann who were both seventy years old and living at Rockhampton. William was described as a dealer.

 

William Smith died on 10th January 1845 at Rockhampton, in Thornbury Union Registration District. He was described as a seventy-six-year-old Higler who died of ‘Decay of Nature’. The witness was William Smith of Hill who was present at the death. The death was registered on 10th February 1845 by Edward Salmon, Registrar.

 

A Higler (Higger or Higgler) was a pedlar, usually with a horse and cart (also called a haggler – hence to haggle)

 

William Smith was buried at Rockhampton on 15th January 1845 aged seventy-eight-years.

 

Ann Smith died on 2nd October 1849 at Rockhampton. She was described as the eighty-two-year-old widow of William Smith, Butcher. The cause of death was described as ‘Natural Decay – No Medical Attendant’. The witness was Pamela Nuth (?) who made her mark and was present at the death. The death was registered on 5th October 1849 by Edward Salmon, Registrar.

 

Ann was buried at Rockhampton on 8th October 1849 aged eighty-two-years.

 

Gravestone at Rockhampton, to the north west of the tower:

 

William Smith of this Parish, Yeoman, died on 10th January 1845 aged seventy-five-years and Ann Smith who died on 3rd October 1849 aged eighty-two-years.

 

Their children were Great IV Aunts and Uncles:

 

WILLIAM SMITH, Infant Great IV Uncle

 

Born on 8th February 1795 and buried on 4th March 1795 at Rockhampton.

 

 

WILLIAM SMITH, Great IV Uncle

 

William Smith was baptised on 22nd May 1796 at Rockhampton. On 20th September 1819 he married Eliza Barton in Bristol.

 

Elizabeth (Eliza) Barton was born on 17th May 1804 and baptised at Hill on 17th June 1804. Her father, Thomas Barton, was baptised on 26th February 1783 at Hill. He married Elizabeth Riddiford on 5th March 1804 at Hill and they had at least four children. In 1814 and 1817 he was described as a farmer of Hill in the Hill baptism register and in 1819 as a yeoman. In the 1841 census he was described as a fifty-five-year-old mole catcher. His wife Elizabeth was a fifty-year-old school mistress and their child at home was Mary Ann, a twenty-year-old dressmaker. With them was his eighty-year-old mother, Mary Barton. In the 1851 census return he was described as a sixty-year-old pauper, formerly a farmer, living with his daughter Eliza Smith at Hill.

 

Returning to William and Eliza Smith in the 1841 census return William Smith was described as a forty-year-old agricultural labourer born in the county and his wife Eliza was aged thirty-five-years. Their children included George aged twenty, an agricultural labourer, Flora aged ten, Ann aged seven, William aged three and Daniel aged one year. Next door was John Barton, a farmer, and his family.

 

In the 1851 census return William Smith was described as a fifty-five-year-old farm labourer of Hill who had been born in Rockhampton. His wife, Eliza, was aged forty-seven-years and born in Hill. Their children included William Smith, a farm boy, born in Hill and aged thirteen years; Susan aged seven years and Henry aged three years. Both were born in Hill. Thomas Barton, Ann’s father, was staying with them. William and Eliza Smith had at least ten children.

 

1851 Census Return:

 

William Smith, 55, Farm Labourer, born Rockhampton

Eliza, 47, born Hill

William, 13, a Farm boy, born Hill

Susan, 7, a scholar, born Hill

Henry, 3, a scholar, born Hill

 

 

In 1861 William was listed as a forty-four-year-old (sic) labourer and clerk of the Church. He was born at Rockhampton. His wife Elizabeth was aged fifty-six and born at Hill. With them was their son Henry, a scholar, aged thirteen and Daniel aged twenty-one, a carter – both born at Hill. Lodging with them was William Barton, a ten-year-old scholar born at Stroudwater.

 

In 1871 William was a seventy-four-year-old labourer living at Hill with his wife Elizabeth aged sixty-seven-years. He was born at Rockhampton and she was born at Hill. With them was their eighteen-year-old nephew William Ford, a labourer born at Thornbury. Next door was John Barton, a farmer of fifty eight acres with his son John.

 

William Smith was buried on 2nd May 1873 at Hill, aged 77 years. He lived at Hill

and in the Register there is a note that he was ‘For 29 years parish clerk of Hill’.

 

His widow Elizabeth Smith was living in Hill at the time of the 1881 census. She was described as a seventy-six-year-old Sunday School Mistress born at Hill. Lodging with her was John Allen, gardener, aged thirty-four, a domestic gardener, born at Thornbury.

 

NAME: Elizabeth Smith BURIED: 10 Jul 1883 at Hill
  AGE: 79 years
ABODE: Hill

 

Their children were first cousins of Thomas Smith II my Great II Grandfather and second cousins of John Barton III, Great II Grandfather:

 

GEORGE SMITH

 

George Smith was baptised at Hill on 5th March 1820. At the time of the 1841 census he was at home  aged twenty and working as an agricultural labourer.

 

NAME: George Smith BAPTISED: 5 Mar 1820 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Butcher ABODE: Hill

 

THOMAS SMITH Infant

 

Thomas Smith was baptised at Hill on 31st May 1822 and buried on 4th June 1822.

 

 

NAME: Thomas Smith BAPTISED: 31 May 1822 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Butcher ABODE: Hill
NAME: Thomas Smith BURIED: 4 Jun 1822 at Hill
  AGE:  1d
ABODE: Hill

 

MARY ANN HOWELL

 

Mary Ann was baptised at Hill on 14th March 1826 and married William Howell on 27th April 1850 at Thornbury.

 

NAME: Mary Anne Smith BAPTISED: 14 Jun 1826 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Butcher ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   27 Apr 1850 at Thornbury
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: William Howell Mary Ann Smith
AGE: Full Age Full Age
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Labourer  
ABODE: Morton Morton
FATHER: Richard Howell William Smith
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Labourer Labourer
WITNESSES: James Ford, Flora Smith

 SARAH SMITH

 

Sarah Smith was baptised at Hill on 6th July 1828.

 

NAME: Sarah Smith BAPTISED: 6 Jul 1828 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill

 

 

FLORA FORD

 

Flora was baptised at Hill on 8th August 1830. At the time of the 1841 census she was at home aged ten years. She married James Ford at Hill on 22nd June 1850.

 

NAME: Flora Smith BAPTISED: 8 Aug 1830 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   22 Jun 1850 at Hill
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: James Ford Flora Smith
AGE: Full Age 20
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Servant Servant
ABODE: Hill Hill
FATHER: Thomas Ford William Smith
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Labourer Parish clerk of Hill
WITNESSES: William Howell, Mary Ann Howell

 

 

WILLIAM SMITH Infant

 

William Smith was baptised at Hill on 29th May 1832 and buried on 12th June.

 

NAME: William Smith BAPTISED: 29 May 1832 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill
NAME: William Smith BURIED: 12 Jun 1832 at Hill
  AGE:  3w
ABODE: Hill

 

 

 

ANN HORSEMAN

 

Ann Horseman was baptised at Hill on 27th September 1833 and at the time of the 1841 census she was at home aged seven years. She married John Horseman at Hill on 28th November 1854.

 

NAME: Anne Smith BAPTISED: 27 Sep 1833 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   28 Nov 1854 at Hill
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: John Horseman Ann Smith
AGE: 22 21
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Carter Servant
ABODE: Hill Hill
FATHER: William Horseman William Smith
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Labourer Parish clerk
WITNESSES: William Howell, Mary Ann Howell

 

HANNAH SMITH Infant

 

Hannah Smith was baptised at Hill on 11th October 1835 and buried there on 16th October 1835.

 

NAME: Hannah Smith BAPTISED: 11 Oct 1835 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill
NAME: Hannah Smith BURIED: 16 Oct 1835 at Hill
  AGE:  1d
ABODE: Hill

 

WILLIAM SMITH

 

William Smith was baptised on 9th April 1837 at Hill and was at home aged three years at the time of the 1841 census and thirteen years at the time of the 1851 census. He married Emma Parsons at Hill on 25th June 1859.

 

NAME: William Smith BAPTISED: 9 Apr 1837 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   25 Jun 1859 at Hill
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: William Smith Emma Parsons
AGE: 19
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Labourer  
ABODE: Hill Hill
FATHER: William Smith Henry Parsons
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Parish clerk Labourer
WITNESSES: Daniel Smith, Mary Woodward

 

DANIEL SMITH

 

Daniel Smith was baptised at Hill on 3rd November 1839 at Hill. At the time of the 1841 census he was at home aged one year. In 1861 he was at home, aged twenty-one-years, born at Hill and working as a carter. He married Sarah Lovegrove at Hill on 8th June 1861.

 

NAME: Daniel Smith BAPTISED: 3 Nov 1839 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   8 Jun 1861 at Hill
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: Daniel Smith Sarah Lovegrove
AGE: Full Age Full Age
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Labourer Servant
ABODE: Hill Hill
FATHER: William Smith Charles Lovegrove
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Labourer Labourer
WITNESSES: Reuben Wilks, Mary Ann Wilks

 

RUTH SMITH Infant

 

Ruth Smith was baptised on 31st October 1841 at Hill and buried on 10th December.

 

 

NAME: Ruth Smith BAPTISED: 31 Oct 1841 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill
NAME: Ruth Smith BURIED: 10 Dec 1841 at Hill
  AGE:  11w
ABODE: Hill

 

SUSANNAH ROBERTS

 

Susanna was baptised on 30th November 1843 at Hill. She was at home aged seven years at the time of the 1851 census. She married William Roberts on 2nd December 1863 at Hill.

 

NAME: Susanna Smith BAPTISED: 30 Nov 1843 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Labourer ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   2 Dec 1863 at Hill
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: William Roberts Susanna Smith
AGE: 24 20
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Labourer Servant
ABODE: Hill Hill
FATHER: Christopher Roberts William Smith
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Labourer Parish clerk of Hill
WITNESSES: William Howell, Susanna Barton

 

CHARLES SMITH Infant

 

Charles Smith was baptised at Hill on 2nd January 1845 and buried on 24th February 1848.

 

NAME: Charles Smith BAPTISED: 2 Jan 1846 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Parish clerk ABODE: Hill
NAME: Charles Smith BURIED: 24 Feb 1848 at Hill
  AGE: 2 years 2m
ABODE: Hill

 

 HENRY SMITH

 

Henry Smith was baptised at Hill on 3rd August 1847 and was at home aged three years at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 Henry was at home, a scholar, aged thirteen born at Hill. On 21st October 1866 he married Hannah Greenwood at Hill.

 

NAME: Henry Smith BAPTISED: 3 Aug 1847 at Hill
   
FATHER: William MOTHER: Eliza
OCCUPATION: Parish clerk ABODE: Hill

 

MARRIAGE:   21 Oct 1866 at Hill
GROOM BRIDE
NAME: Henry Smith Hannah Greenwood
AGE: 20 26
STATUS: Bachelor Spinster
OCCUPATION: Labourer Servant
ABODE: Hill Hill
FATHER: William Smith John Greenwood
FATHER’S OCCUPATION: Parish clerk of Hill Labourer
WITNESSES: William Roberts, Susanah Roberts

 

 

THOMAS SMITH I Great III Grandfather

 

Son of William Smith and Ann Watson

Husband of Ann

Father of Thomas Smith I

Also Father of Laura, Augustus, Celia Andrews and Ellen Keel

 

Also Husband of Lucy Hodges Pople White

 

Thomas Smith was born in about 1805 at Hill, the son of William Smith, a farmer.

There is a baptism at Hill of a Thomas Smith, son of William and Ann Smith, who was born on 25th July 1805 and baptised on 18th August 1805….

See my blog for more information:

Thomas Smith (1805-1859), Carpenter of Hill, Compton Greenfield and Bristol

https://wp.me/p4BX9P-o5

 

SARAH SMITH, Great IV Aunt

 

Born 22nd January 1807 and baptised at Hill on 21st February 1807.

 

 

ELIZABETH SMITH, Great IV Aunt

 

Born 21st July 1808 and baptised at Hill on 7th August 1808.

 

ANNA SMITH, Great IV Aunt

 

Born 23rd April 1810 and baptised on 20th May 1810

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY CONTACT: btsarnia@gmail.com 

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