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Charles SMITH – Colonial Victoria, Australia – A One Name Study of Sorts

 

Charles SMITH, malt and hop merchant, 1870 signature.I am researching Charles SMITH in colonial Victoria. Yes, I know that is quite unspecific. (I think about half a dozen signed the goldfields petition!) But I’m trying to work out which one is which: the highway robber, the Mayor of Melbourne, the Swede, the trader, the horse dealer, the publican, the maltster, the green grocer and fruiterer, the farmer, the convicted criminal, the pimp, the convict exile, the timber merchant, etc. Which one was which? It may sound a near impossible task, but it is progressing well. Your research may be able to help tease out these strands and I may be able to help you also. I am getting some birth, marriage and death certificates.

 

More than one Charles Smith had a wife who was murdered.

 

LATEST CHARLES SMITH NEWS: The mysteries of several Charles Smiths are revealed in my new book Three Rabbits Alibi, released March 2015.

 

Have you researched a Charles SMITH in colonial Victoria?

 

There was one Charles SMITH who was a cook & baker at the Eureka Hotel (source: Clare Wright's “Forgotten Rebels of Eureka”). Here are some other Charles SMITHs:

 

  • Charles SMITH (b.c.1818) married at Bendigo (Sandhurst) 1854 to Margaret BARRAY (b. between 1824 and 1834)
  • Charles William Lort SMITH (1822 - 1882) m. Elizabeth Sarah RICKETTS 1853 Worcs. ENG. *
  • Charles Hebden SMITH (1823/33 - 1874/84) m. Elizabeth CLARK 1857
  • Charles Whitefoord SMITH (1830 – 1853) (or Charles Whiteford SMITH), son of Captain Malcolm Laing Smith. *
  • Charles Hargrave SMITH (c.1832 – 1903 Adelaide), locomotive superintendent, m. Charlotte BEES 1855 *
  • Charles SMITH (1833 Shropshire – 1903 Melbourne), maltster, hop merchant, Melbourne mayor, MP, Richmond councillor, partner in Gough and Smith, m. (1) Hannah Margaretha BOOTH 1873 and (2) Ellen Louisa BOULLY 1886 *
  • Charles SMITH, tobacconist, hairdresser, barber, 151 Lygon Street, Carlton
  • … MORE TO COME!

 

Also the family of William SMITH and Isobel SHEARER, including their sons Charles and John SMITH who immigrated on the “Glen Huntly” in 1840.

 

Some more Mrs Charles SMITHs

  • Mary SLATERY
  • Bridget QUIN 1848
  • Mary Jane JOLLY 1852?
  • Tamsen Trywin Jury INCH / Tamsen Trewin Jury INCH / Thomasin Trewin INCH 1853
  • Ann WILLIAMS 1853
  • Sarah BALL / Sarah LEWIS 1859

 

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Bridget QUINN, Tamsen Trewin Jury INCH, Tamsen Turwin Jury INCH, Mary SLATTERY, Samuel RALPH, grocer.

 

Updated: 11 Feb 2016