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George SMITH was born 11 Dec 1828 Pensford Somerset, England, chr 4 Jan 1829 Parish of Publow, Somerset, England s/o George SMITH/Mary FLOWER [register entry]
Also George SMITH Junior b 11 Dec 1828 Pensford, Somerset, England, d 1894 s/o George SMITH/Mary FLOWER SMITH (submitted to IGI Film Number 1239611 Page 82 Reference 1963)
Also George SMITH chr 4 Jan 1828 Publow s/o George SMITH/Mary (submitted to IGI Batch Number 7408410 Sheet 56)

1829 Baptism in the Parish of Publow, County of Somerset
George SMITH chr 4 Jan 1829 Parish of Publow, Somerset, Parents: George SMITH, Labourer and Mary SMITH, by G WILLIAMS, Officiating Minister [copy of register entry No 312]

Views of Old Pensford in Somerset

George SMITH and Melinda ANDREWS were married 21 Apr 1850 at the Parish Church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
George Smith, full age, Bachelor, Laborer, Residence: Greves, Thomas Street, Father: George Smith, Laborer, and Melinda Andrews, full age, Spinster, Residence: Thomas Street, Father: William Nelson Andrews, Cordwainer, were married 21st April 1850 in the Parish Church, in the Parish of St Mary Redcliff, in the County of Bristol, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, after Banns by me, George Campbell, Curate, in the Presence of William Nelson Andrews (hisXmark) and Samuel Harwood. [R/N 409 cert MX 429788]

St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

1852 Assisted Immigration to Victoria, Australia
Passengers on the Priam which sailed from Plymouth on 21 May 1852 and arrived 25 Aug 1852 at Portland Bay, Victoria, were George SMITH 23, Agricultural Laborer, Melinda SMITH 23, Caroline SMITH child aged between 1 and 7 yrs, Native Place: Somerset, England, Religious Denomination: Wesleyan, both adults could Read but not Write, By whom engaged: William CORNEY, Wando Station, Wages: £50 for 12 mos with rations. [Book 6 Page 5]

Voyage of the Priam 1852

Ballarat Rate Assessment Books 1856-1864
1861/62 No. 7110, Havelock Street, house near the Depot, Occupier: J DENNIS, Owner: G SMITH.
1863/64 No. 12724, Havelock Street commencing south end, Wooden Cottage & Stable, Owner and Occupier: George SMITH.
George and Melinda SMITH lived at 75 Havelock Street, Ballarat until their deaths in the 1890s.

1894 Death in the District of Ballarat 1894
21 Jul 1894 at District Hospital, City of Ballarat, County of Grenville, George SMITH, Carter, Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, last seen 20 Jul 1894 by Dr CHAMPION and certified him, Father: George SMITH, Labourer, Mother: Mary SMITH: ms VOWELS (should be FLOWER), Informant: Thomas WELLINGTON, Undertaker employed on the funeral, Registered 21 Jul 1894 at Ballarat, Sam WALKER, Registrar, buried 23 Jul 1894 at Ballarat Cemetery, Thomas WELLINGTON, William YOUNG, Witness. Deceased was born Bristol, England, had lived 42 yrs in Victoria, married Bristol, England aged 22 yrs to Melinda ANDREWS. Issue: Georgina 41 yrs, Henry George 39 yrs, Madeline 34 yrs, Jessie 63 yrs, George 26 yrs [Vic cert 8195, Entry 23797]
George SMITH, age 66, Ballarat Hospital, bur 23 Jul 1894 Ballarat Old Cemetery [Section D3, Row 1, Grave 20]

Funeral Notice Ballarat Courier Monday 23 Jul 1894

SMITH.- The friends of the late Mr George Smith, carter, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral cortege is appointed to move from his late residence, 75 Havelock street north, Soldiers; Hill, this day (Monday), the 23rd instant, at two o'clock pm.
Thomas Wellington (Late F Atkins), Undertaker, 7 and 9 Dawson street south, just off Sturt street.

George SMITH obituary Ballarat Courier Tuesday 24 Jul 1894

The remains of the late George Smith, one more of the old pioneers who arrived in Victoria 1852, and a resident of the Ballarat district for nearly forty-two years, were interred in the Ballarat Old Cemetery yeasterday.
A large number of friends attended the funeral. The following gentlemen were coffin-bearers:- Messrs John Kerr, James Wyatt, Joseph Johnston, and William Taylor; and the pall-bearers were:- Messrs James Scatcherd, A Adair, P Williams, W Gallair, C Cook, and John Downing. The Rev JJ Brown read the burial service at the grave; and Mr Thomas Wellington was the undertaker.

Malinda (Melinda) ANDREWS was born 5 Feb 1828 Pensford, Somerset, England d/o William Nelson ANDREWS/Martha PRICE. (28 entries submitted to IGI for Malinda ANDREWS)
Melinda SMITH died 17 Dec 1891 aged 64 yrs at Havelock Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia [Vic cert 13261]

Melinda SMITH, age 64, Wife, Havelock Street, Ballarat, bur 19 Dec 1891 Ballarat Old Cemetery [Section D3, Row 1, Grave 20]

Death in the District of Ballarat 1891
17 Dec 1891 at Havelock Street, City of Ballarat, County of Grenville, Melinda SMITH, 63 yrs, Cause of Death: 2. Morbus Cardis Syncope 4 wks, last seen 9 Dec 1891 by Dr G EALLONISON (?) and certified by him, Father: William ANDREWS, Shoemaker, Mother: Martha ANDREWS ms WYATT (should be PRICE), Informant: George SMITH Junior, Son, Ballarat, Registered 17 Dec 1891 at Ballarat, Sam WALKER, Registrar, Buried 19 Dec 1891 at Ballarat, Thomas WELLINGTON, William WILSON, Witness. Deceased was born Bristol, England, lived 39 yrs in Victoria, married Bristol, England at 21 yrs to George SMITH. Issue: Caroline (dead), Georgina 39 yrs, Henry George 37, Rosa (dead), James (dead), Mary Ann (dead), Madeline 27 yrs, Jesse 26 yrs, George 20 yrs. [Vic cert 13261 Entry 223]

Funeral Notice Ballarat Courier Saturday 19 Dec 1891

SMITH - The friends of Mr George Smith, carter, are respectfully invited to follow his remains of his late beloved WIFE to their last resting place, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral cortege is appointed to move from his residence, 75 Havelock street north, Soldiers; Hill, this day, the 19th instant, at four o'clock pm.
Thomas Wellington (Late F Atkins), Undertaker, 7 Dawson street south, and at Geelong.
Smith grave

Graves of George and Melinda SMITH, Ballarat Old Cemetery, cnr Macarthur Street and Creswick Road.

Smith plaque

Plaque to mark the burials of George and Melinda SMITH
placed in 1987 following a family reunion at the Jubilee Church on Wendouree Parade, Ballarat
and the publication of a family history book.
A History of the Smith Family : Descendants of George & Melinda Smith arrived Australia 25th August 1852

Children of George SMITH m 1850 Melinda ANDREWS
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Children of George SMITH m 1823 Mary FLOWER

Children of William Nelson ANDREWS m 1822 Martha PRICE

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