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Birth Look-ups Henry Augustus SMITH

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McAlp Report 16 Jan 2013 15:14

And married

Henry Augustus Smith
Spouse Name: Maria Barr
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 5 Oct 1836
Parish: Lambeth St Mary
Borough: Lambeth


McAlp Report 16 Jan 2013 15:42

Henry Augustus Smith b:1838
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1859
Registration district: Westminster St Margaret
Inferred County: London
Spouse Sarah Fish


Unknown Report 17 Jan 2013 02:30

Thank you so much everyone for all your help, its really appreciated and you've given me heaps to work through.
Cheers, Briony


Unknown Report 17 Jan 2013 11:42


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 17 Jan 2013 15:37

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Henry Augustus Smith
Death Date: 16 Sep 1907
Death Place: Sydenham
Age: 72
Father's Name: J Smith
Residence Place: Sydenham
Registration Place: Norwood, South Australia
Page Number: 44
Volume Number: 328
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835

(not much of a clue there then!)

Chris :)


Unknown Report 18 Jan 2013 00:51

Thankyou for looking Chris. I've seen that entry for Henry in the Australia Death Index but on the Death Certificate there is no mention of Henry's father. The J. Smith is his son who is the informant on the Death Certificate.
Briony :)


greyghost Report 18 Jan 2013 11:52

Briony - your opening post has changed from the original and really doesn't make sense of why the information was posted that followed it then.
It still looks as though your last post was 00.51 on 18th Jan and that searching to help you is perhaps concluded. It might have been better to explain yourself again in order on the thread to bring the whole thing back up the board and leave the original opener.
(Someone will correct me if they feel this is wrong).

??? Having said that there are 2 Henry (no middle name) Smith's showing on the 1851 census who were Sawyers b 1835 +/- 2 years (as per Marriage occupation in your new opening post)
b 1835 RD Dursley Gloucestershire - with family in Nymphsfield. This is about 4 miles from Stroud and 5-6 miles from Tetbury.
b1834 RD Ledbury, Herefordshire - a Lodger with the Greenaway family b Ledbury. He shows up in 1861 in Worcester.

I can't find Henry Smith for definite in the 1861 census (nor his brother John, but have seen the rest of the family). There are several Henry Smith deaths Dursley RD 1851-1861, so no certainty there. Will put 1851 census as next post on thread


greyghost Report 18 Jan 2013 11:54

1851 census transcription details for: Fore Street, Nymphsfield

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National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 1958
Folio: 246
Page: 4
Reg. District: Dursley
Sub District: Uley
Parish: Nymphsfield
Enum. District: 2A
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Fore Street, Nymphsfield
County: Gloucestershire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
SMITH, William Head Married M 40 1811 Sawyer Nymphsfield, Gloucestershire
SMITH, Metilda Wife Married F 36 1815 Nymphsfield, Gloucestershire
SMITH, Henry Son M 16 1835 Sawyer Nymphsfield, Gloucestershire
SMITH, John Son M 11 1840 Sawyer Nymphsfield, Gloucestershire
SMITH, Ann Daughter F 7 1844 Scholar Nymphsfield, Gloucestershire
SMITH, Emily Daughter F 4 1847 Scholar Nymphsfield, Gloucestershire
SMITH, Thomas Son M 1 1850

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 18 Jan 2013 12:11

Hello Stuart, got confusing yesterday, as Briony started a completely new 'Thread', asking for birth info. on any Henry Augustus Smiths, born wherever, followed by Aus. info.

To avoid duplicatation, we advised her to continue here, which she has done...

Hope you get the picture, lol.

Chris :)

(Briony didn't realise at the time)

Not sure how old Mary Smith (nee Amber) was at death, or anything on her, just adding below, for example)

1851 England Census
Name: Mary Amber
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Relation: Servant
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Corfe, Somerset, England
Civil parish: Corfe
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Street Address:
Condition as to Marriage
Registration district: Taunton
Sub-registration district: Pitminster
ED, institution, or vessel: 7b
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 21
Piece: 1922
Folio: 151
Page Number: 5
Household Members: Name Age
Walter Borch 72
Elizabeth Borch 75
Mary Amber 15


Unknown Report 28 Mar 2013 09:23

Hi Stuart and Chris
Thanks both of you for your information. I started a new thread Stuart to try and approach my research from a different angle, seemed a good idea to me at the time but I didn't realise the confusion it would cause, so sorry to everyone.

Chris, thankyou for taking the time to look up information on Mary Amber, but my Mary came to South Australia in 1847 with her parents Stephen Amber and Eliza Swanborough.
Stuart, your information on Henry Smith, sawyer from Gloucestershire looks very interesting and gives me another lead to follow.
Again, thanks very much to you both for your help.