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Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 17:44 BST (UK) »
Finally got a lead on my Thomas Smith.  it looks like this might be him so am wondering if you can help me here.

Thomas Smith b 2 July 1850 to Laurence & Adrerina Smith in Shetland.  He married a Mary Wood 2 July 1876 in Blade (near Manchester) in Lancashire England.  Can you help me find his marriage and some census information after his marriage?  Need to prove this is the correct Thomas with the correct Laurence Smith father. ;) 

Thomas is the only Smith in this family that i have never been able to trace.  No on in Shetland seems to know what happened to him and have been looking for his whereabouts for over 20 years.
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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 April 21 17:53 BST (UK) »
The marriage you mention was held at St Paul's in Hulme, Manchester. (I have never heard of Blade)

His occupation was shown as a Packer -- his father, Laurence's, occupation was a Cooper.

Both the bride and groom were living at 11 Cuba St.

Does the father's occupation fit with what you know of Laurence?

ADDED  - both the bride and groom were 26 years old and married 2 July 1876 -- so that was his 26th birthday!
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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 April 21 17:54 BST (UK) »
According to the entry on Free Reg, the father af the groom was Lawrence Smith,  a cooper.

PS  Pennines beat me to it!


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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 April 21 18:09 BST (UK) »
Brentor Boy -- that's a first! I am usually the beaten one!
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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 11 April 21 11:30 BST (UK) »
A different occupation for father Lawrence....but...

1881 22 Sidney Street Hulme Chorlton Lancashire
Thos Smith, widower, 31, hydraulic packer, born Scotland
Lawrence Smith, father, 68, watchman, born Ireland
Ellen Smith, mother, 65, born Scotland

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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 11 April 21 14:10 BST (UK) »
It looks like the family MAY have gone to New Zealand - where Thomas died - there's mention of this Thomas being born Shetland and also mention of an Andrina - but looks like she was HIS wife, not his mother - so just a possible coincidence.

Worth looking at though.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFSS-PDL
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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #6 on: Monday 19 April 21 03:10 BST (UK) »
None of these are the correct Thomas Smith.  His father died fishing off the coast of Burra, Shetland long before he left Shetland - if he did?

Was so sure this might have been him so am so disappointed.  His mother lived until 1898 but no idea what happened to this son.  No one in Shetland seems to know either which is rather odd.

Thank each and every one of you for taking the time to look. :D
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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 April 21 06:00 BST (UK) »
I can only see transcripts of censuses but Thomas doesn’t show as born in 1850.
Is this your family?

1851
Laurence and Anderina with children: Laurence; William; Jacobina

1861.  Burra
Andrina Smith 47 yrs
Laurence 18yrs
William 17 yrs
Jacobina 13 yrs
Thomas 7 yrs

1871
William 26 yrs
Anderana 58yrs
Thomas 19yrs

There is a baptism
11th May 1854
Thomas Smith - parents Laurence and Anderina Eweson.
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Re: Thomas Smith m. Mary Wood 2 July, 1876
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 21 April 21 18:30 BST (UK) »
YES - that is my family.  Its my GG Grandfather Laurence Smith who died while ling fishing off the coast of Burra in Shetland.  He was lost at sea for 6 months and dragged ashore.  His late brother was asked to identify him and became sick after doing so.  Gather he had what today would be called a nervous breakdown.  His son, also called Laurence came to Canada with the Hudson Bay Company and settled here.  That is where I live and do want to thank you all for taking a look at this.  Still do not know what happened to Thomas Smith.   No record of his dying in Scotland.

Thank you again.
Researching Smith from Shetland, Herd from Arboath, Whittier, Combs from England & Wales plus Albrecht (Albright), Carkner (Kirchner) & Syrnyk (Syrnick) from Prussia. Laurenson in South Africa