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Smith, David and Elizabeth
« on: Tuesday 17 August 21 17:00 BST (UK) »
Searching for the arrival date in Victoria, Australia of  David and Elizabeth Smith and children David, James Stewart, Margaret Watson and Thomas.  Believe they arrived between 1852 and 1855.

David born in Lanarkshire in 1822 and Elizabeth in Lanarkshire in 1828.

David died in Creswick, Victoria in 1868 and Elizabeth in Brunswick, Victoriia n 1911.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 August 21 13:07 BST (UK) »
Not sure if this is any help.  There is a record of a David Smith born 1822 travelling from Sydney to Melbourne arriving 30 January 1854.

The source is Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists 1852-1924

The record set is Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger Lists 1826-1972

The image does not show him travelling with anyone else but I don't know if these records only showed the head of the family and they didn't bother to list the family members.

I'm not familiar with Australian family history.  Perhaps someone else may be able to give you more suggestions as to where to look.
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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 August 21 19:44 BST (UK) »
Very much appreciated your response to my query.  I also found this and numerous other David Smith's but unable to find wife and children.

Stay safe.

C


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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 August 21 23:02 BST (UK) »
No James or Thomas listed so not sure about this entry but thought Id post

David Smith age 29, Engineer
Nationality:   Scottish
Departure Place:   Greenock
Arrival Date:   4 Sep 1852
Arrival Place:   Port Phillip Bay and Sydney, Australia
Ship:   Hamilton Campell Kidston
Mrs Smith 27
David Smith 4
Margt Smith 6
Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923



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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 August 21 17:06 BST (UK) »
Again very much appreciated receiving your comments.  According to the records I have found on line son David was born in 1845 or 1847, Margaret was born in 1851 and a son Thomas in 1853 all born in Scotland.  Five other children were born in Victoria, Australia.

I realize dates can be incorrect and I do wish your information was correct but I doubt it.

Again, thank you and stay safe.

C

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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 August 21 00:39 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Have you considered asking the volunteer Moderator to move your thread over to the main Australia board?

Do you have the historic image of the  1868 death registration?  What is recorded on it?  Does it give you an answer to the question "how long in the colonies?"

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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 August 21 01:19 BST (UK) »
From a newspaper cutting, a tragic event.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112880931 3 November 1868 Ballarat Star

David Smith, a bushman, aged 45 years, and a married man, in the employ of Messrs Anderson Brothers, Dean, was admitted into the Creswick District Hospital on the night of 31st October, suffering from paralysis of the lower half of his body by reason of severe injuries to the spine and body, caused by the falling on him from a height of about 20 feet of a large branch while engaged in felling a tree. The poor fellow is in an almost hopeless condition. 

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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 August 21 01:26 BST (UK) »
Searching for the arrival date in Victoria, Australia of  David and Elizabeth Smith and children David, James Stewart, Margaret Watson and Thomas.

These children?

SMITH, DAVID
   
DAVID SMITH/ELISABETH STEWART FR622 (FR622)   
31/01/1847
628/
30 105
Cambusnethan
   
SMITH, JAMES STEWART
   
DAVID SMITH/ELISABETH STEWART FR627 (FR627)
31/12/1848
628/
30 116
Cambusnethan
   
SMITH, MARGARET WATSON
   
DAVID SMITH/ELISABETH STEWART FR633 (FR633)   
02/03/1851
628/
30 127
Cambusnethan

You will find this family in Shotts, Lanarkshire in 1851.  Father's name is incorrectly transcribed as 'Daniel' if you are using Ancestry.  The Daniel/David confusion is not uncommon as they look very similar when written.

Debra  :)

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Re: Smith, David and Elizabeth
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 August 21 01:28 BST (UK) »
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/112881232  16 Nov 1868 Ballarat Star

David Smith, who was severely injured some time since by the limb of a tree falling on him, and the
particulars of which appeared in our paper, died at the Creswick District Hospital on the 11th November.


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