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Vera Emily London - Richmond NSW

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I am looking for relatives of Vera Emily London who married Victor Earnest Smith at Richmond in 1913.

It seems she was my Grandmother and the mother of my father Francis Roy Smith. He was born in December 1913 at Kurrajong NSW.

I think she may have changed her name to Thompson after Victor came back from the war.

Dad was in an orphanage and did not know his relatives except his grandad Mr London who he lived with for a while in Richmond before he died.

Any contact is appreciated.

Brian Buttsworth
The son of the first son of Victor Rearnest and Vera Emily

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on 2011-06-20 22:08:13

bributts has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: SMITH, LONDON.

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by janilye on 2011-06-21 00:11:12

His grandfather was
Henry London;
Father: William Albert London b:1809, Ireland d:1877 Richmond
Mother: Diana Riley b:1824 Parramatta d:1905 Richmond
Birth: 14 August 1855 - Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 14 September 1928 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: 1887 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse: Mary Jane Turner b: 1861 NSW d: 1923 Richmond.
Children of Henry LONDON and Mary Jane TURNER were:-
Oswald George 1888 ? 1972, Hector Clarence 1890 ? 1966,
Mabel M 1891, Olive F 1893 ? 1900, Vera Emily 1894 ? 1943,
Henry Darcie 1896 ? 1970, Mary Alma 1899 ? 1970, Una 1901, and William 1904.

by bributts on 2011-06-21 01:15:34

Thanks Jan

I don't know where you get all that info I couldnt find anything on the London's at all and nothing on Dad's mother Vera Emily.

The notes from Clive Eaton suggest she had 3 children to another guy while Victor Earnest was away at the war. How Dad remebered that Vera Thompson came to visit him and his younger brother at the orphanage is a mystery seeing as Victor Smith changed his name much later to Robert Thompson. That was well after Vera died according to your notes.
Dad had no success finding his youinger Brother.

??? it's all a bit of a mystery.

by 1bobbylee on 2011-06-21 01:29:49

Jan is wonderful!

by bributts on 2011-06-21 02:01:49

She does appear to be exceptionally knowledgable and extremely helpfull. Just what you need to quickly unravel the mystery of life and who begot it.

by 1bobbylee on 2011-06-21 03:49:14

There you go bributts. You've got it! I don't know if she can quickly unravel the mystery of life. That's a tall order. Begot it?
There we go again. Creation or division of cells. Now, I've known Jan to come up with some really amazing things. She is very knowledgeable. Her mind seems to be an encyclopedia of data. She is intelligent and will jump in to help you. I know, she has helped me.
She is groovy with a delightful sense of humor. Here I go again. Hard to stop. G'nite.

by janilye on 2011-06-21 05:13:58

Vera Emily LONDON born on the 22 October 1894 at Richmond and died on the 27 May 1943 buried at Rookwood CofE section. married (1) Victor Ernest SMITH 1894-1972 on the 26 June 1913 at Richmond, NSW. (2) Alexander Joseph THOMPSON 1896-1967
Photos emailed.

by bributts on 2011-06-21 07:40:15


All that fits exactly to the known facts I have


Well done JAN

by janilye on 2011-06-21 09:20:53

I've found the younger brother, Victor Thomas 1914-2010 Unfortunately he died on the 23 February last year at Nowra.

by bributts on 2011-06-21 10:45:46

Oh thats very dissapointing. Dad was looking for him all his life and never came actoss him.

Thats really sad Jan. I would have liked to have been able to talk to him.

What a shame, I wonder if he has any family?

by janilye on 2011-06-21 20:33:17

I'm so dreadfully sorry. Yes, heartbreaking.
Victor Thomas's wife died in 1991.
I will try and find his children, if there were any and arrange contact for you.

by bributts on 2011-06-21 21:13:25

Thanks Jan

Your help and speed of accurate info uncovering absolutely amazes me.

You should be a detective. I rate you very highly.

The highest Creditation should come your way.


by 1bobbylee on 2011-06-21 23:16:04

Ill second that last comment! Hooray for Jan!

by maruzza on 2011-11-29 22:29:12

Hello Brian I am a grand daughter of Vera Emily LONDON I am just finding out information now through a cousin of mine on the Thompson line
I am on facebook if you would like t6o converse with me ( Kathleen Murray - Mirboo North )
I found grandma's death certificate that mentioned she had two sons before she married Alex Thompson There seems to be a lot of mystery around that I can not find out now I am starting to put the puzzle together
Grandma had the two boys to your grand dad Roy and Tom then to my grand dad Patrick Francis 20 / 2 / 20 died 21 / 5/ 87 then Molly 7 / 7 / 21 she died a few years ago Then Kevin Alexander 16 / 11 / 22 died 3 /3 / 54 then my mum Vera Dorathy Thompson 14 / 1/ 27 died 12 / 9 / 66 Mum is buried in the Belgium Gardens Cemetery Townsville Mum married my father Eric Robert Murray on the 6th September 1947 Dad was born on the 25 / 8 / 1919 and died the 20/ 7 / 1986 He is buried at Jamberoo Cemetery NSW They have 6 children Robert 1948, Kenneth 1949 Kim & Kaye 1952 Then Rose & I 1956 I am the older of us I would dearly love to hear about you and your family Love your cousin Kathy

by bributts on 2012-09-26 00:02:20

I have only just come back on this site and did not see your post before Kath.

I will try to contact you on facebook.

Your Cousin

by bributts on 2012-09-26 00:30:19

No success finding you on facebook with anything recognisable. I sent a message to a Kathleen Murray but there are no details at all about her there.

You can contact me on

by janilye on 2012-09-26 02:57:18

Hello Brian, Click on 'Maruzza' and send her a private message.
She may not see a message on this journal of yours.

by janilye on 2012-09-26 03:08:52

Another granddaughter 'Lyn', of Alexander Thompson and Vera Thompson has messaged me asking for a copies of the photos I sent you.
Now earlier this year my email was hacked and all my files deleted. Do you remember what photos they were? because I don't. If you could tell me I may be able to find copies somewhere else.

by bributts on 2012-09-26 04:12:04


Ok love no wories. I will have all the copies of any photo's she wants and some others that Terri my cousin you put me on too gave me. Terri is coming over as we speak for a visit.

Yes Lyn has written me a message too and I replied to her. She will probably want copies of all the photo's and info I have gathered.

thanks for your help and quick reponse to a message that was not even directed to you.

You are amazingly efficient.

Good Job

by janilye on 2012-09-26 04:24:50

Oh good Brian, I'm happy Lyn messaged you. I was getting ready for another big search.
All of a sudden you have cousins! now isn't that amazing? but I still think about your dad not being around to share.
Kindest regards, Jan

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