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Sergeant William Smith (.1811......1877.)

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  • Born : c September.1811,
  • Where Born : Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier / Master Tailor
  • Date Arrived : July 1845,
  • Ship Arrived on :" Castle Eden "
  • Port Arrived : Hobart
  • Rank on Discharge : :Sergeant
  • Date of Army Enlistment : Attested 27 Sep 1832,
  • Where Enlisted Army : Belfast
  • Regimental # : . 900
  • Date Discharged Army : 31 March 1856
  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge : Ill Health
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 7 Novovember .1877
  • Where Died / Buried : , 17 Chapman St, off Liverpool St, Sydney / Rookwood Church of England Cemetery
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Elizabeth MORRISON
  • Date Married :3 March 1834
  • Where Married : Chapel of St Mary's, Brecon, Wales.
  • Spouse's Parents :Sergent Robert MORRISON
  • Born : 1811/12
  • Where Born : County Cork, Ireland.
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  • Died : 28 May 1865
  • Where Died / Buried Glebe, Sydney

  • Descendants

  • Information supplied by Gillian Kendrigan jkendrig@pcug.org.au
    Area Settled :
     
    Children :
    1.Sarah SMITH 1834-34, Brecon, Wales
    2. Robert Alexander SMITH 1835, Waterford, Ireland.  Died 1878, Sydney. Tailor, labourer, police constable. Married 1862 Catherine HART. Children: Mary Jane HART, ?James 1857, Charles H 1862, Catherine 1863, Alfred A 1864, Robert Alexander 1865.
    3. Male died young.
    4. William SMITH c1840/1 Devonport(?). Died 1886 Sydney. Undertaker, turncock . Married 1865 Catherine CHAMBERS. Children: William 1866, John P 1868, Isabella 1870, Mary Elizabeth 1873, Catherine 1875, male.
    5. John Arthur SMITH . bp 12.3.1843, Weedon Becke, Northants. Undertaker Died 29.5.1897, Sydney. Married 1864 Emma MORRIS. Children: Alice S 1865, John A 1867, Emma 1869, Albert A  1872, Ada Mary 1874, Amelia Alice 1876, Louisa 1878.
    6. Female b c 1845. Died after 1877.
    7. Mary Elizabeth SMITH 4.4.1847, Launceston, Tasmania. Died 1926, Sydney. Married 1865 Jesse Donaldson TOWNSEND, cab proprietor.  Children: Mary E 1865, Harriet H 1870, Male , Elsie May 1882, Jesse William 1885.
    8. Fanny Martha SMITH 23.2.1849 Victoria Barracks, Sydney. Died 1916. Married 1866 Christopher Gardner JACKSON, jeweller & watchmaker. Children: Christopher George 1867, William Townley 1869, Mary Isabella 1871, John 1875, Walter 1879.
    9. Rachel SMITH 23.4.1851 Victoria Barracks, Sydney. Died ?  Married 1882 Donald Henry TRADER. Children: Marian M 1882, May G 1885, Florence J 1887, Rae Lilly 1889.

     
    History & Achievements :

    Rank & Regimental History. Sergeant.  Attested 27 Sep 1832, Belfast, Ireland. Formal discharge 31 March 1856 on grounds of health disability with an outpension of 2 shillings per week. One Honorary Distinction badge & Good Conduct Pay awarded 1 Jan 1840. Attached to Headquarters while serving in Australia, including a period in Launceston January 1847 to August 1848.  There were 38 women & 48 children sailing on the CASTLE EDEN July 1845 accompanying the 350 men of the Headquarters & 4 companies of the Regiment, the whole of which totalled over 1100 men, sailing on 9 different ships. Women were generally allowed to accompany their men into non combat zones as part of the regiment at the strength of one woman for every ten men.
    William's trade would have allowed a supplementary income in the making, repair & alterations to the uniforms of both officers and men.
    Description. Dark brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion, five foot seven inches.


     
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: December 01, 2004.