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Looking for the parents of William George Smith - married to Matilda Dora Curran,(b.1864)

Query by masterg

William George and Matilda Dora Smith were parents of John William August; Mary M.; Alfred D. H. ; James H. T,; Bertha V. and Claude Smith - Maitland New South Wales.

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on 2013-04-15 04:49:49

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by tonkin on 2013-04-15 05:38:30

Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles Masterg.

William George SMITH and Matilda Dora CURRAN were married in West Maitland, New South Wales in 1883. Their marriage certificate would confirm William's birth place and parents for you. You can obtain a transcript of the marriage certificate for half the cost if you want to save a few dollars.

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by masterg on 2013-04-15 07:57:21

Tonkin. Thank you for replying. I have a copy of William George and Matilda Dora Smith's marriage certificate but it doesn't provide his parents names. On my grandfather's birth certificate if gives William Georges birthplace as Rockhampton, Qld, I've searched Queensland & NSW birth/death/marriages but no luck. Thank you.

by tonkin on 2013-04-15 08:11:28

That's strange.

Did the marriage certificate name Matilda's parents?

How old was William George SMITH when he died?

Need a few clues to follow.

by janilye on 2013-04-15 09:00:21

Is Matilda a g/daughter of John Bury Curran masterg? father was born in Bombay?

by masterg on 2013-04-15 19:15:56

Yes. Maltida is John Bury Curran's daughter and I have found a lot of family history on her side.

Their hand written marriage certificate states:
William and Matilda married at her mother's residence 26 July 1883 - Catherine Street, West Maitland.
William was a Hairdresser
Officiating minister: James (?)Henvie or Benvie
Witnesses: George Arthur and Maria Moller.

Their son was born 23 August 1884, John William August Smith - Russell Street, West Maitland.
William George was 22 years at the time of his son's birth and he came from Rockhampton Qld.
Ann Craig midwife & witness

That's all I have found out about him. I've only started looking in the last six months.
Thank you

by Ilonevale on 2015-09-03 17:33:52

Hi Masterg, I'm a descendent of Alfred. I too have drawn a blank on William, although I a family tree drawn up by my late grandfather lists his date of death as June, 1901. Matilda remarried a man named Wakerley. Hope this helps!

by masterg on 2015-09-03 19:18:20

Thank you Ilonevale

A few months ago, I start searching again and found Matilda Dora's grave in Brisbane. She was buried in the same grave as her daughter Margaret's husband Neil. I found Margaret and Neil's children' births but haven,t looked any further.

My grandfather and Claude are buried in Gympie. My family live in Brisbane and our coursins and Claude's greatchildren still live in Gympie.

I'm down in Tamworth this week but would be interested in following up more with you when I return home....if you are interested
Thank you

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