Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Male Pioneer

George SMITHAge: 78 years18251903

Name
George SMITH
Given names
George
Surname
SMITH
Birth calculated 1825 23 26
Christening December 14, 1825
Citation details: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Text:

Name George Smith Gender Male Baptism Date 14/12/1825 Baptism Place Wainfleet All Saints,Lincoln,England Father Richard Smith Mother Charlotte FHL Film Number 508067

Birth of a brotherStephen SMITH
calculated 1828 (Age 3 years)
Smith - Stephen
Smith - Stephen

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Citation details: 7666/1916 SMITH STEPHEN 88 YRS NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE
Citation details: 11 December 2014
Text:

In part:

"Stephen Smith was born Lincolnshire, 1828. This info is recorded on his children's BC's."

Note: Both the headstone for Stephen and his death reference state that he was 88 years old at the time of his death in 1916.
Number of childrenHannah JOHNSTONEView this family
10

Citation details: 28 May 2020
Text:

In part:

"George and Hannah had at least 10 children that I have found so far. I don't think George knew when he was born or how old he and his wife Hannah/Annie actually were, evidenced by the birth cert's. of some of their children, he said they were both 35 years old on several of them? I've spent years looking for both of them, They lost 2 daughters with burns, little Charlotte in NSW and Margaret in Qld. George's occupation on several BC's was a miner or labourer. Several of their children lived and were married in Forbes."

Note: Although unclear, the number of children included in the death certificate for George appears to be nine. With four alive in 1903 and two males and three females deceased. Yet, the death certificate for Annie there are twelve children listed. Samuel, Richard, Bella and Elizabeth are shown as living with eight females being deceased.
Baptism of a brotherStephen SMITH
April 3, 1828 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Anne “Granny” SMITH
calculated 1831 (Age 6 years)
Note: The death certificate for Mary includes the information that she was 99 years of age at the time of her death in 1925. This would have her born about 1826.
Birth of a sisterElizabeth SMITH
between 1832 and 1833 (Age 7 years)
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Christening of a sisterElizabeth SMITH
October 21, 1833 (Age 8 years)
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: England, Births and Christenings, 1858-1975
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening

Note: ramplife originally shared this on Ancestry on 15 Jan 2013.

Birth of a sisterJane SMITH
calculated 1838 (Age 13 years)
Note: Her son, William, states as informant in her death certificate, that she was born in Whitechapel, London.
Residence 1841 (Age 16 years)
Publication: Ancestory.com
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge POWDRELL
before 1844 (Age 19 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherHannah
before 1844 (Age 19 years)

Immigration June 28, 1844 (Age 19 years)
Note: Richard, Charlotte and their children George, Stephen, Mary Anne, Elizabeth and Jane arrived on board the "Briton" as government assisted migrants.
Marriage of a siblingJohn DARKElizabeth SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 21, 1847 (Age 22 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 153/1847 V1847153 78 DARK JOHN SMITH ELIZABETH PC
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Note: In the bigamy trial of Theodore Arthur De Meur, Elizabeth stated that she was about 15 years of age at the time of this marriage. Parents names are not cited in the marriage record cited, but it states that she was a native of Lincolnshire. However, the records cited for her next marriage and her death adds support to the view that this is the right Elizabeth Smith.
Marriage of a siblingJames WILKINSONMary Anne “Granny” SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 22, 1848 (Age 23 years)
Address: The Bush Inn
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 588/1848 V1848588 78 WILKINSON JAMES SMITH MARY A JR
Note: It would seem that James and Mary had arranged to be married by the Church of England minister and just before the marriage ceremony was to proceed, the minister found out that James was not a free person and refused to carry out the ceremony.
The Bush Inn - Paterson - In the early 1960's
The Bush Inn - Paterson - In the early 1960's

Note: From "The Settlement of the Paterson District" by A.C. Archer, Paterson Historical Society (1986) P…

Religious marriageHannah JOHNSTONEView this family
March 27, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 540/1849 V1849540 79 SMITH GEORGE JOHNSON HANNAH PC
Note: The precise date of marriage is unsupported.
Birth of a son
#1
Samuel SMITH
about 1850 (Age 25 years)
Address: Butterwick, Hinton, Middlehope, Seaham
Citation details: SMITH SAMUEL 1404/1850 V18501404 50 GEORGE ANN
Baptism of a sonSamuel SMITH
May 5, 1850 (Age 25 years)
Address: Butterwick, Hinton, Middlehope, Seaham
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
Text:

Name Samuel Smith Gender Male Baptism Date 05/05/1850 Baptism Place Butterwick and Elsewhere, Durham, New South Wales, Australia Residence Place New South Wales, Australia Father George Smith Mother Anne Johnston FHL Film Number 993972

Birth of a daughter
#2
Charlotte SMITH
about 1852 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: SMITH CHARLOTTE S 1209/1852 V18521209 51 GEORGE HANNAH
Birth of a son
#3
Richard SMITH
about 1854 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937
Smith - Richard - Inquest
Smith - Richard - Inquest

Note: Downloaded from the web site ancestry.com.au.

Citation details: SMITH RICHARD 750/1854 V1854750 53 GEORGE ANNA
Marriage of a siblingStephen SMITHElizabeth MAYBURYView this family
September 24, 1855 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: V18551110 43B/1855 SMITH STEPHEN MOWBRAY ELIZABETH MA
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18551781 159/1855 SMITH STEPHEN MOULBERY ELIZABETH MA

Citation details: 15 November 2010
Text:

In part:

"The next child was Elizabeth she was born on Saturday the 25th of May 1839 she likewise was to be baptised by reverend Wilton, Elizabeth of the parish of Clarence Town was to marry Stephen Smith of the parish of Dungog on 24th September 1855 in the parish of Dungog, NSW."

Birth of a daughter
#4
Margaret SMITH
calculated 1856 (Age 31 years)
Note: I am unable to locate a relevant birth registration in Qld. Port Stephens, Queensland, is her birthplace included in her death certificate. I am unsure about this as I am unable to locate such a place in Queensland. There is some unsupported information that it may be associated with Cairns. Of there is a possibility that it is Port Stephens near Newcastle in NSW. However, I am unable to find a relevant birth registration in NSW.
Marriage of a siblingJohn STALKERJane SMITHView this family
between 1854 and January 1, 1859 (Age 29 years)
Note: The death certificate for Jane shows them marrying in Maitland, whilst the death certificate for John shows them marrying in Sydney. The birth certificate of son James Richard clearly shows a marriage date of 1 January 1859 in Maitland. I am unable to find a relevant marriage registration in NSW.
Death of a motherCharlotte POWDRELL
after 1857 (Age 32 years)

Note: Charlotte was the informant when her grand-daughter's death was registered in 1857.
Note: This death registration is definitely not relevant:
Death of a daughterCharlotte SMITH
March 23, 1858 (Age 33 years)
Address: Blue Gum Flat
Informant: George SMITHfather
Cause: Accidental burning
Citation details: SMITH CHARLOTTE 3494/1858  GEORGE HANNAH GOSFORD
Citation details: 28 May 2020
Text:

In part:

"Also you have Stephen Smith's mother Charlotte Smith nee Powdrell/Powdrile (you have her maiden name as Bowdrell) didn't die in 1858. The Charlotte Smith who died in 1858 was her granddaughter and child of her son and daughter-in-law, George and Hannah Smith nee Johnston. Little Charlotte is buried at Lisarow Cemetery near Gosford."

DeathCharlotte SMITH
March 23, 1858 (Age 33 years)
Burial of a daughterCharlotte SMITH
March 24, 1858 (Age 33 years)
Address: Blue Gum Flat
Citation details: 28 May 2020
Text:

In part:

"Also you have Stephen Smith's mother Charlotte Smith nee Powdrell/Powdrile (you have her maiden name as Bowdrell) didn't die in 1858. The Charlotte Smith who died in 1858 was her granddaughter and child of her son and daughter-in-law, George and Hannah Smith nee Johnston. Little Charlotte is buried at Lisarow Cemetery near Gosford."

Birth of a daughter
#5
Annie SMITH
March 15, 1859 (Age 34 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Annie Smith Birth date:15/03/1859 Mother's name:Hannah Johnstone Father/parent's name:George Smith Registration details:1859/C/203

Marriage of a siblingTheodore Arthur DE MEURElizabeth SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 24, 1859 (Age 34 years) Husband: 22 years Wife: 25 years
Address: At the Scots Church manse of Dr. Lang.
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 838/1859 DEMEUR THEODORE ARTHUR DARK ELIZABETH SYDNEY
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Death of a daughterMargaret SMITH
September 26, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Cause: Burns
Text:

Death registration: Margaret Smith Death date:26/09/1860 Mother's name:Hannah Johnston Father/parent's name:George Smith Registration details:1860/C/48

Note: I have been unable to locate a place called Womby in Queensland. As her death was registered in Dalby, I assume that it is close to Dalby. There is a place called Woombye which is much closer to Brisbane.
Burial of a daughterMargaret SMITH
September 26, 1860 (Age 35 years)
Address: Womby Sheep Station.
Note: I have been unable to locate a place called Womby in Queensland. As her death was registered in Dalby, I assume that it is close to Dalby. There is a place called Woombye which is much closer to Brisbane.
Birth of a daughter
#6
Isabella “Bella” SMITH
April 30, 1862 (Age 37 years)
Text:

Birth registration: Isabella Smith Birth date:30/04/1862 Mother's name:Anna Johnston Father/parent's name:George Smith Registration details:1862/C/77

Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth SMITH
calculated 1863 (Age 38 years)

Publication: Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW : 1876 - 1951), Thursday 2 January 1947, page 2
Note: I am unable to find a relevant birth registration in NSW.
Marriage of a childPeter NIELSONAnnie SMITHView this family
March 7, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: Unavailable 2990/1878 NILSON PETER SMITH ANNIE FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#1
Thomas NIELSON
about 1882 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: NIELSON THOMAS 15888/1882 PETER ANNIE PARKES
Marriage of a childRichard SMITHMary Jane EDMONDSTONView this family
November 1, 1882 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 4372/1882 SMITH RICHARD EDMONSON MARY JANE FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#2
Powel S NIELSON
about 1883 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: NIELSON POWEL S 17316/1883 PETER ANNE PARKES
Birth of a grandson
#3
Richard James David SMITH
about 1884 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: SMITH RICHARD J D 26822/1884 RICHARD MARY JANE HILLSTON
Birth of a grandson
#4
George Arthur Samuel SMITH
about 1885 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: SMITH GEORGE A S 19321/1885 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#5
Peter NIELSON
about 1885 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: NIELSON PETER 19568/1885 PETER ANNIE PARKES
Death of a daughterAnnie SMITH
October 17, 1885 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: NIELSON ANNIE 9760/1885 GEORGE ANNIE PARKES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#6
William John SMITH
about 1886 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: SMITH WILLIAM J 20432/1886 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Marriage of a childWilliam John HAYNESElizabeth SMITHView this family
February 26, 1887 (Age 62 years)
Citation details: 4747/1887 HAYNES WILLIAM SMITH ELIZABETH FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Anna Margaret SMITH
about 1888 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: SMITH ANNA M 21349/1888 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#8
George William Stuart HAYNES
about 1888 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: HAYNES GEORGE W S 21330/1888 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Marriage of a childSamuel SMITHAgnes HAMILTONView this family
about 1888 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 4846/1888 SMITH SAMUEL HAMILTON AGNES FORBES
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Elizabeth Agnes SMITH
about 1889 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: SMITH ELIZABETH A 20334/1889 SAMUEL AGNES FORBES
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Charlotte Isabella SMITH
about 1889 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: SMITH CHARLOTTE J 20461/1889 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth Agnes SMITH
about 1889 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: SMITH ELIZABETH A 9500/1889 SAMUEL AGNES FORBES
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Ruth Isabel HAYNES
about 1890 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: HAYNES RUTH J 12777/1890 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#12
Henry Robert Alexander SMITH
about 1891 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: SMITH HENRY R A 13016/1891 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#13
Robert Thomas HAYNES
about 1892 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: HAYNES ROBERT T 13261/1892 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Death of a grandsonRobert Thomas HAYNES
about 1892 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: HAYNES ROBERT T 5205/1892 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#14
Isaac Edward T SMITH
about 1893 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: SMITH ISAAC E T 13498/1893 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#15
Edward James Richard HAYNES
about 1893 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: HAYNES EDWARD J E 13457/1893 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#16
Arthur Elwyn SMITH
about 1895 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: SMITH ARTHUR E 22160/1895 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Birth of a grandson
#17
John HAYNES
about 1896 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: HAYNES JOHN 21310/1896 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Violette Elizabeth Jane SMITH
about 1897 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: SMITH VIOLETTE E J 21456/1897 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Death of a wifeHannah JOHNSTONE
May 19, 1897 (Age 72 years)
Address: North Hill
Cause: Enteritis and cardiac failure
Citation details: SMITH ANNIE 4602/1897 SAMUEL UNKNOWN FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The death certificate for Annie includes the information that she was 91 years of age.
Burial of a wifeHannah JOHNSTONE
May 20, 1897 (Age 72 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Ada Sophia HAYNES
about 1899 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: HAYNES ADA S 2889/1899 WILLIAM ELIZABETH FORBES
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Helena Honora SMITH
about 1901 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: SMITH HELENA H 21925/1901 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Ivy Ruth SMITH
about 1903 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: SMITH IVY R 20799/1903 RICHARD MARY J FORBES
Death January 25, 1903 (Age 78 years) Age: 98 years
Address: North Hill
Cause of death: Cancer of the face.
Citation details: SMITH GEORGE 1499/1903 RICHARD FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 19, 1823Croft, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
-5 months
elder brother
4 years
himself
4 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Family with Hannah JOHNSTONE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 27, 1849Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
Samuel SMITH
Birth: about 1850 25 26Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 2, 1909Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Charlotte SMITH
Birth: about 1852 27 28New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 23, 1858Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
Margaret SMITH
Birth: calculated 1856 31 32Port Stephens, Queensland, Australia
Death: September 26, 1860Womby, Queensland, Australia
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
20 months
daughter

BirthImmigration - "Briton" - Smith - Richard, Charlotte and Family
BirthBirth Certificate - Smith - Annie
BirthDeath Certificate - Smith - George
ChristeningWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Text:

Name George Smith Gender Male Baptism Date 14/12/1825 Baptism Place Wainfleet All Saints,Lincoln,England Father Richard Smith Mother Charlotte FHL Film Number 508067

ResidenceEngland Census - 1841
Publication: Ancestory.com
ImmigrationImmigration - "Briton" - Smith - Richard, Charlotte and Family
MarriageS - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 540/1849 V1849540 79 SMITH GEORGE JOHNSON HANNAH PC
MarriageBirth Certificate - Smith - Annie
Number of childrenEmails - Susan Smith
Citation details: 28 May 2020
Text:

In part:

"George and Hannah had at least 10 children that I have found so far. I don't think George knew when he was born or how old he and his wife Hannah/Annie actually were, evidenced by the birth cert's. of some of their children, he said they were both 35 years old on several of them? I've spent years looking for both of them, They lost 2 daughters with burns, little Charlotte in NSW and Margaret in Qld. George's occupation on several BC's was a miner or labourer. Several of their children lived and were married in Forbes."

Number of childrenDeath Certificate - Smith - George
Number of childrenDeath Certificate - Smith - Annie
DeathS - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: SMITH GEORGE 1499/1903 RICHARD FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathDeath Certificate - Smith - George