Joseph Smith married Jane Ross on 25th October 1852 in Oatlands Tasmania Require detail for Joseph Smith :: Genealogy
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Joseph Smith married Jane Ross on 25th October 1852 in Oatlands Tasmania Require detail for Joseph Smith

Question by rfuller10123

This couple lived in Oatlands area at Eastern Marshes possibly working on a property.
Convict records show that Jane Ross was assigned to a Mrs Weeding on 1/9/1852. Prior to this
she had been assigned to Ins Doughty at Oatlands on 3/5/1852. I am assuming this was police inspector.
There is no record of "permission to marriage"
They had 3 children: Joseph born on 29th April 1853 (no further details known)
William born on 8th January 1855 (married Emily Jane Cleave on 16th Sept 1872 at Cambell Town
Robert born on 10th May 1857 (no furthe detail known)

I am interested in finding out any further information about Joseph Smith (the father) and any details about marriages and children of his sons Joseph and Robert. Possibly a Louisa Smith was a daughter of either Joseph or Robert

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on 2013-04-12 08:02:53

Trying to research Smith Family history from Oatlands in Tasmania

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by neriser on 2013-04-15 18:48:34

Hello rfuller, found that joseph and jane had an unnamed female in 1866, could this be Louisa. Also jane ross was a convict, hailed from scotland. Still checking sons Joseph and Robert. Hard when so many Smiths

by neriser on 2013-05-09 00:38:47

Hi rfuller, think i posted a message in wrong box. Are you sure the william born to joseph and jane is the one who married emily cleave. William and emily's marriage certificate states emily was 15 and william full age. They were married in 1872 and william birth date is 185, that makes him only 17.

by rfuller10123 on 2013-05-09 02:08:01

You have a point there. I was not aware that marriage certificate said that William was full age when married. My brother obtained info from a woman at historical museum at Oatlands about 2 years ago. She seemed to know what she was talking about (pretty certain but could be wrong)and that the William who married Emily Jane Cleave was the son of Jane Ross. Did you manage to find out whether he re-married when she died. More likely to if he was younger. You have definitely sown some seeds of doubt in my mind. I have only just found out that I can access Tasmanian Pioneers Index so will do some moe research next time I get a chance.

by neriser on 2013-05-09 18:42:41

Not much help on tas index, have not had any luck finding out anything just more stuff to confuse, if only there wasn't so many smiths. The thing with full age could mean anything from 21 to 50 as i've found lots of older men married very young girls back then. Maybe jane ross IS THE key but not joseph, anyway will keep at it.

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