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Re: Alexander Smith (1804 - c 1851)
Posted by: Graeme Dobson Date: May 20, 2001 at 18:43:17
In Reply to: Re: Alexander Smith (1804 - c 1851) by Annette Morrow of 860

My Alexander SMITH was born on 16 Dec 1804 and baptised on 9 Jan 1805 in Barnyards, Scotland. He appears to have died circa 1851 in Melbourne, Victoria and was burried in the Elizabeth Street Cemetary, Melbourne, Victoria. His occupation was a labourer.

Other details are:

Father:       George SMITH (1768-1855)
Mother:       Janet GIBSON (1772-)

Spouse:       Christina DUFF
Marriage Date:       24 May 1834
Marriage Place:       Dysart, County Fife, Scotland
Children:       Janet
       Alexander Gibson

From Old Parochial Registers, St Monance
"Alexander son of George Smith and Janet Gibson was born 16th December, 1804 and baptized by Mr. Dick, Burgher minister at Barnyards, 9th January, 1805."

From Old Parochial Registers, Dysart
"1834, 24 May. Alexander Smith, Labourer in this parish, son of George S. and Christina Duff in Forteviot parish, D(aughter) of James D. were cont(ract)ed, and after pro(claimation) married."

Arrived in Launceston in 1840

The Old Melbourne Cemetary 1837 - 1922 by Marjorie Morgan - on page 132, it shows that an Alexander Smith (could it be the same Alexander?) purchased a grave site at Elizabeth Street in 1844. The address given was 23 Queensberry St, Carlton.

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