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John Smith born London abt 1834

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Mr. JOHN SMITH was appointed Secretary of the Marlborough Education Board in the year 1890. He was born in March, 1834, in London, England, and was educated at Marlborough, in Wiltshire, and under his brother-in-law, Dr. Badham. In October, 1855, Mr. Smith arrived in Nelson, and during the ensuing nine years was engaged in surveying, teaching, and farming. In 1864, he was appointed headmaster of the Nelson Boys' School, and eleven years later he accepted an appointment as secretary and inspector to the Westland Education Board.

Can anyone help me to find the family connection between John Smith and his brother-in-law Dr Badham please?

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on 2011-04-17 05:48:18

Margaret65 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: SMITH, WELSH, LIMOND and 3 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2011-04-17 05:55:48

A little more research and info on your John Smith (1834-1917)
- married Mary Kimber Hildreth (1838-1909) on 4 June 1860 in Waimea South, Nelson
- John was born in London, England in March 1834
- he arrived into Nelson 15 October 1855 on the "Queen Margaret"
- for the first 9 years he was engaged in surveying, farming and teaching (he was a teacher from 1856 to 1907)
- in 1860 he was teaching at River Terrace School
- in 1864 he was appointed headmaster of the Nelson Boys School
- John was the Inspector & Secretary of the Westland Board of Education and receved the appointment in Oct 1890 of Secretary for the Marlborough Board of Education

- the 12 children of James SMITH & Mary Kimber HLDRETH
(thanks to Margaret for supplying the childrens names)

1861 - ? John Smith

1862 - ? Frederck Smith

1863 - ? Mollie Smith

1865 - ? Ellen Smith

1866 - 1944 James Herbert Smith
- James was born 14 May 1866 in Nelson
- he died in Perth West Australia on 19 August 1944
- buried at Karrakatta

1867 - 1922 Florence Kimber Smith
- Florence married Frank Lionel ANDERSON (1870-1953) in 1897
- thy had 4 children:
1898 Reginald Cosgrove Anderson
1899 Lionel Gordon Anderson
1900 Kathleen Anderson
1908 Florence Mary Anderson

1868 - 1896 Henry Andrew Smith
- Henry died aged 28

1869 - ? Arthur Thomas Smith

1871 - ? Louisa Catherine Smith

1874 - 1940 Elizabeth Eleanor Smith
- Elizabeth married John TALBOT in 1890
- they had 4 children:
1891 Laurence Henry Talbot
1893 Basil Herbert Talbot
1894 Francis Matterson Talbot
1896 Rangatira Talbot

1876 - ? Margaret Rose Smith

1878 - 1953 Hildred Austin Smith

- Mary died 15 September 1909 in Blenheim aged 71
- John died at home in Maxwell Road Blenheim 3 January 1917 age 82

by Margaret65 on 2011-04-17 06:21:36

Thanks _I have this info. I would like to find out the parents of John and the connection to the name Badham

by jole61 on 2015-02-05 21:26:37

I would love to know the parents of both John and Mary Kimber Hildreth too if anyone can help with that.

by Margaret65 on 2015-02-05 22:08:05

Hi there, Are you in NZ, and how are you related?
If you send me an email address I can possibly send you copies of research I have done, (not verified) but extensively researched.
Best wishes Margaret

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