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From: "Ken & Barbara Gerrand" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] SMITH births between 1883 and 1890
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:21:30 +1200
In-Reply-To: <a06240802c4ac26f73bb9@[]>

Hi Jan and Graham,

The William John Smith as per Graham's reply firstly married Bridget Settler
and secondly Alice Bates. He is my wife's great grandfather. He had 10
children to his first wife and 6 to his second wife. None of the names in
Jan's request appear in either family

Ken Gerrand

Mt Maunganui

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Graham Hoult
Sent: Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:26 p.m.
Subject: Re: [nz] SMITH births between 1883 and 1890

On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 "Jan & Stuart Moon" <> asked

>Subject: [nz] SMITH births between 1883 and 1890
>Can any wonderful person help me find the following people's births? Their
>parents were William John and Elizabeth (nee Goodson) Smith, who married in
>Auckland in 1883.
> Cyril Smith,
> Frank Smith,
> Sydney Smith
>and Violet Smith.
>I think all were in Auckland.
>I have tried Papers Past, but no luck. I would be quite happy to pay
>expenses if someone were prepared to look them up for me.
>Jan Moon
>Daintree, Australia

Hi Jan

Further to my message earlier today

>There is a William John SMITH at Titirangi, settler, in the 1893
>Electoral Roll for Eden electorate
>and a 1911 Probate at Auckland office of Archives NZ for
> SMITH William John - Titirangi - Gardener 1911
> agency BBAE, series 1569, accession [-], Box 262, record 7880

I have found this chap on the Waikumete cemetery site.

The Waikumete Cemetery and Crematorium covers an area of 108 hectares
and since 1908 has served as the main cemetery for the Auckland
Region. It is the largest cemetery in New Zealand and one of the
largest in the Southern Hemisphere.


Plot : ANGLICAN DIVISION E Row 4, Plot 69
Interment Type: Burial
Title: MR
Surname : SMITH
Age : 78 ie born abt 1842
Gender : Male
Occupation: GARDENER
Date Of Death : 20-Jan-1911
Date Of Cremation : N/A
Date Of Burial : 21-Jan-1911
Funeral Director : TJ MCIVOR
Head Stone Details : N/A

This chap was supposedly aged 78 so would have been born about 1842

Do you think that he could be your fellow?

Hope this helps
Graham Hoult
Kirwee, Canterbury

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