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Elizabeth SMITHAge: 84 years18321916

Name
Elizabeth SMITH
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
SMITH
Married name
Elizabeth DARK
Married name
Elizabeth DE MEUR
Birth between 1832 and 1833 30 33
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Christening October 21, 1833
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: England, Births and Christenings, 1858-1975
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening

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Birth of a sisterJane SMITH
calculated 1838 (Age 6 years)
Note: Her son, William, states as informant in her death certificate, that she was born in Whitechapel, London.
Residence 1841 (Age 9 years)
Publication: Ancestory.com
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge POWDRELL
before 1844 (Age 12 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherHannah
before 1844 (Age 12 years)

Immigration June 28, 1844 (Age 12 years)
Note: Richard, Charlotte and their children George, Stephen, Mary Anne, Elizabeth and Jane arrived on board the "Briton" as government assisted migrants.
Religious marriageJohn DARKView this family
June 21, 1847 (Age 15 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

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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.
SeparatedJohn DARKView this family
before June 1848 (Age 16 years)
Cause: Constant ill-usage as stated by Elizabeth.
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
Note: Elizabeth has stated that following this separation, John left the Paterson area and was never seen or heard of again.
Number of childrenTheodore Arthur DE MEURView this family
6

Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
Marriage of a siblingJames WILKINSONMary Anne “Granny” SMITHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 22, 1848 (Age 16 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…

Marriage of a siblingGeorge SMITHHannah JOHNSTONEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 27, 1849 (Age 17 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 540/1849 V1849540 79 SMITH GEORGE JOHNSON HANNAH PC
Note: The precise date of marriage is unsupported.
Marriage of a siblingStephen SMITHElizabeth MAYBURYView this family
September 24, 1855 (Age 23 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
#1
Charlotte P SMITH
about 1856 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: SMITH CHARLOTTE 8271/1856 ELIZABETH WOLLOMBI
Birth of a daughter
#2
Charlotte P SMITH
about 1856 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: SMITH CHARLOTTE 8271/1856 ELIZABETH WOLLOMBI
Marriage of a siblingJohn STALKERJane SMITHView this family
between 1854 and January 1, 1859 (Age 22 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 25 years)

Note: Charlotte was the informant when her grand-daughter's death was registered in 1857.
Note: This death registration is definitely not relevant:
Religious marriageTheodore Arthur DE MEURView this family
November 24, 1859 (Age 27 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

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Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Residence November 1859 (Age 27 years)
Address: Botany Road
Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
Birth of a son
#3
Clement Richard DE MEUR
about 1861 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: DEMUER CLEMENT R 5958/1861 ARTHUR ELIZABETH BRAIDWOOD
Note: There is unsupported information that Clement was born on 23 August 1861.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Josephine Maud DE MEUR
about 1864 (Age 32 years)
ResidenceTheodore Arthur DE MEURView this family
1864 (Age 32 years)
Witness
At the manslaughter trial of Frederick William Hornbrook
between March 1864 and April 1864 (Age 32 years)
Address: Goulburn Assizes
Birth of a son
#5
Arthur Jerome DE MEUR
about 1866 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: DEMEUR ARTHUR J 6587/1866 THEODORE A ELIZABETH S BRAIDWOOD
Birth of a daughter
#6
Isabella Theresa DE MEUR
about 1868 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR ISABELLA T 14881/1868 THEODORE A ELIZABETH S PATRICKS PLAIN
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth F DE MEUR
about 1870 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR ELIZABETH F 15501/1870 THEODORE A ELIZABETH PATRICKS PLAIN
ResidenceTheodore Arthur DE MEURView this family
February 1870 (Age 38 years)
Address: New Freugh
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: Tuesday 22 February 1870, page 4
Birth of a daughter
#8
Emily Agatha DE MEUR
about 1872 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR EMILY A 16035/1872 THEODORE A ELIZABETH PATRICKS PLAIN
Marriage of a childAlfred Ernest SALISBURYJosephine Maud DE MEURView this family
about 1882 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: 4834/1882 SALISBURY ALFRED ERNEST DE MEUR JOSEPHINE MAUD WINGHAM
Marriage of a childClement Richard DE MEURMary Francis LARKINView this family
about 1886 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: 3697/1886 DE MEUR CLEMENT R LARKIN MARY ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#1
Arthur Edward DE MEUR
about 1887 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR ARTHUR E 12808/1887 CLEMENT MARY ST LEONARDS
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Violet May DE MEUR
about 1887 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR VIOLET M 23536/1887 ISABELLA F TAREE
SeparatedTheodore Arthur DE MEURView this family
January 1887 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Catherine C DE MEUR
about 1888 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR CATHERINE C 13116/1888 CLEMENT MARY ST LEONARDS
Residence 1888 (Age 56 years)
Address: North Willoughby Street
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
Marriage of a childArthur Jerome DE MEURMary Matilda MAGUIREView this family
about 1891 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 7285/1891 DE MEUR ARTHUR J MAGUIRE MARY M ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#4
Louis Vincent DE MEUR
about 1892 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR LOUIS V 32999/1892 CLEMENT R MARY ST LEONARDS
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Laura Mary DE MEUR
about 1892 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR LAURA M 32774/1892 ARTHUR J MARY M ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#6
Norman L DE MEUR
about 1893 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR NORMAN L 33392/1893 ARTHUR J MARY M ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#7
Francis Clement DE MEUR
about 1895 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR FRANCIS C 16752/1895 CLEMENT R MARY F ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#8
Maurice Clement DE MEUR
about 1895 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR MAURICE C 16713/1895 ARTHUR J MARY M ST LEONARDS
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Mabel M DE MEUR
about 1897 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR MABEL M 35228/1897 CLEMENT R MARY ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#10
Arthur Michael DE MEUR
about 1897 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR ARTHUR M 35490/1897 ARTHUR J MARY M SINGLETON
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Edith Isabel DE MEUR
about 1899 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR EDITH I 34494/1899 CLEMENT R MARY F ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#12
Thomas R DE MEUR
about 1902 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR THOMAS R 6845/1902 CLEMENT R MARY M ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#13
Harold Jerome “Pat” DE MEUR
about 1902 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR HAROLD J 35933/1902 ARTHUR J MARY M ST PETERS
Death of a brotherGeorge SMITH
January 25, 1903 (Age 71 years) Age: 98 years
Address: North Hill
Cause: Cancer of the face.
Citation details: SMITH GEORGE 1499/1903 RICHARD FORBES
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#14
Stanley V DE MEUR
about 1904 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR STANLEY V 36815/1904 ARTHUR J MARY M ST PETERS
Death of a sisterJane SMITH
September 7, 1905 (Age 73 years)
Informant: William Henry STALKERson
Cause: Senile decay and hemiplegia
Citation details: STALKER JANE 8234/1905 CHARLOTTE BRAIDWOOD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a sisterJane SMITH
September 9, 1905 (Age 73 years)
Address: Row D Plot 5
Religion: Church of England
Stalker - Jane and Alexander
Stalker - Jane and Alexander

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Birth of a grandson
#15
Sidney Theodore DE MEUR
about 1906 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: DEMENR SYDNEY T 7634/1906 CLEMENT R MARY F ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#16
Kenneth Ernest DE MEUR
about 1906 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR KENNETH E 28798/1906 ARTHUR J MARY M ST PETERS
Death of a grandsonNorman L DE MEUR
January 22, 1906 (Age 74 years)
Address: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Cause: Injuries sustained in fall from tram.
Citation details: DEMEUR NORMAN L 2354/1906 ARTHUR J MARY M NEWTOWN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: Tuesday 23 January 1906, page 8
Marriage of a grandchildJoseph Clement WRIGHTViolet May DE MEURView this family
about 1908 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: 2700/1908 WRIGHT JOSEPH C DE MEUR VIOLET M ST LEONARDS
Birth of a grandson
#17
Walter Roy Septimus DE MEUR
October 14, 1909 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: DE MEUR WALTER R S 39710/1909 ARTHUR J MARY M NEWTOWN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildWalter H JENKINSCatherine C DE MEURView this family
about 1913 (Age 81 years)
Citation details: 6516/1913 JENKINS WALTER H DE MEUR CATHERINE C ST LEONARDS
EventAlfred Ernest SALISBURY
January 24, 1916 (on the date of death)
Death January 24, 1916 (Age 84 years) Age: 89 years
Address: "Gabaca" Queensbury Road
Cause of death: Cardiac failure and old age
Citation details: DE MEUR ELIZABETH 2706/1916 RICHARD MARY HURSTVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
EventClement Richard DE MEUR
January 25, 1916 (1 day after death)
EventAlfred Ernest SALISBURY
January 25, 1916 (1 day after death)
Burial January 25, 1916 (1 day after death)
Address: Mth HHH 0017
Religion: Methodist
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 19, 1823Croft, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
-5 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
7 years
younger sister
Family with John DARK - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: June 21, 1847Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Theodore Arthur DE MEUR - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 24, 1859Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-3 years
daughter
6 years
son
4 years
daughter
Josephine Maud DE MEUR
Birth: about 1864 27 32Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 21, 1942Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
Isabella Theresa DE MEUR
Birth: about 1868 31 36Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1952Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Emily Agatha DE MEUR
Birth: about 1872 35 40Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 12, 1959Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
… … + Elizabeth SMITH - View this family
herself
daughter
Theodore Arthur DE MEUR + Helen Jane M FOLWELL - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: January 12, 1888St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia

BirthImmigration - "Briton" - Smith - Richard, Charlotte and Family
BirthDeath Certificate - De Meur - Elizabeth
BirthNewspaper - The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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BirthNewspaper - Empire
Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
ChristeningWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: England, Births and Christenings, 1858-1975
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening
Smith - Elizabeth - Christening

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ResidenceEngland Census - 1841
Publication: Ancestory.com
ImmigrationImmigration - "Briton" - Smith - Richard, Charlotte and Family
MarriageD - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 153/1847 V1847153 78 DARK JOHN SMITH ELIZABETH PC
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Dark - Smith - John and Elizabeth
MarriageNewspaper - The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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SeparatedNewspaper - Daily Telegraph
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
MarriageD - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 838/1859 DEMEUR THEODORE ARTHUR DARK ELIZABETH SYDNEY
MarriageMarriage Certificate - De Meur - Dark - Theodore Arthur and Elizabeth
MarriageNewspaper - Daily Telegraph
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
MarriageNewspaper - The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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MarriageNewspaper - Empire
Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
ResidenceNewspaper - Empire
Publication: Sydney Newspaper
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1859, page 4
ResidenceNewspaper - The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: Tuesday 22 February 1870, page 4
SeparatedNewspaper - The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser
Publication: Sydney; 1871 - 1912
Citation details: Saturday 5 May 1888, page 976
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy
De Meur - Theodore Arthur - Bigamy

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ResidenceNewspaper - Daily Telegraph
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
Number of childrenNewspaper - Daily Telegraph
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney, NSW;
Citation details: Thursday 3 May 1888, page 3
DeathD - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: DE MEUR ELIZABETH 2706/1916 RICHARD MARY HURSTVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathDeath Certificate - De Meur - Elizabeth
BurialDeath Certificate - De Meur - Elizabeth
BurialWeb Site - Australian Cemeteries Index