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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 10:17 BST (UK) »
Hi
Hedemora is correct. Basslargen is "Bergslagen" in Swedish. It is an area around Hedemora Parish.
Is this William Smith posted yesterday your William?

Yes, I'd like the list please.

Ian

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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 10:20 BST (UK) »
Do you have his travel documents?


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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 10:33 BST (UK) »
Ian, yes this is my William Smith he would be my Great Great Grandfather

We have no travel documents.

His Children's names George Henry Smith, James Alfred Smith and Margaret Christina Smith.

Rgds

Stephen

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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 11:03 BST (UK) »
Hi
Hedemora is correct. Basslargen is "Bergslagen" in Swedish. It is an area around Hedemora Parish.
Is this William Smith posted yesterday your William?

Yes, I'd like the list please.

Ian

FYI
As I mentioned in my update in https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=812742.msg7323110#msg7323110, that 1878 naturalisation is most likely for a different William Smith i.e. a  cab man who seems to have lived out his life in Rosslyn street, West Melbourne and who was married to a Ellen Jane Nichols.

This topic is looking for a William Smith who married a Maria Stein/Stain in 1862 and who apparently was a Fellmonger (dealt in animal skins) and some kind of a mine worker. 
Note: Some of his children were born in Collingwood and Richmond. This area was well known for boot/shoe factories and as part of it a tanning industry, so it is quite possible that he could have had something to do with these industries at some time.


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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 11:07 BST (UK) »
Ian, yes this is my William Smith he would be my Great Great Grandfather

We have no travel documents.

His Children's names George Henry Smith, James Alfred Smith and Margaret Christina Smith.

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Stephen
Interested in making contact

Thanks

Freya
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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 11:15 BST (UK) »
Yes, thanks TreeSpirit, I was actually thinking along those lines too.

Ian

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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 11:20 BST (UK) »
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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 11:28 BST (UK) »
Those 3 kids did not belong to the West Melbourne William/Ellen couple (i.e. the 1878 naturalisatrion), but (apparently) belonged to the couple William/Maria ... although I am a bit confused as some of the children's mum seems to have been Maria Littlejohn while others have Maria Stein/Stain as their mum.

Update: I realised that you've deleted your last remark, so this comment is a bit redundant now

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Re: Finding William Smith from Sweden
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 08 June 22 12:10 BST (UK) »
FYI

Obit:
When her mother, Maria (Stein) Littlejohn, died in 1903, Maria Smith is recorded as her daughter. This is the death notice for Maria (Stein) Littlejohn: "LITTLEJOHN-.ó On the- 25th December, at her residence, 82 Victoria-street, West Brunswick, Maria, relict of the late John Littlejohn, and beloved mother of James, John and George, David, Alfred and Henry Littlejohn, Maria Smith and Martha Ramadge, aged 79 years. A colonist of 67 years."

The Maria who married William Smith was born to Maria Stein (before Maria Steinís seniors marriage to LittleJohn)
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