Anne Elms

F, #10154, b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878
Father*James Elms b. 1797
Mother*Mary Cook b. 1792, d. 22 Dec 1857
Probate (Will)* Ann Smith. Widow. Richmond. 2 Dec 1878. 21/283. See: Eliza Elms.1 
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*1832 Cork, Ireland. 
Marriage*1853 Spouse: Richard Joseph Smith. VIC, Australia, #M1002.2
 
Death*12 Dec 1878 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D12425 (Age 46.)3 
Death-Notice*13 Dec 1878SMITH.—On the 12th just, at her residence, Lesney-street, East Richmond, Mrs Anne Smith, aged 46.4 

Family

Richard Joseph Smith
Children 1.George Elms Smith+ b. 1855, d. 2 Apr 1897
 2.Cecilia Agnes Smith b. 1857, d. 24 May 1876
 3.Richard Algernon Smith b. 21 Nov 1860, d. 21 Nov 1889

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 245; VPRS 28/P2, unit 110; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 59.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as Anne SMITH - born Cork
    Spouse SMITH Richard Joseph."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 13 Dec 1878, p1.
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Richard Joseph Smith

M, #10155
Marriage*1853 Spouse: Anne Elms. VIC, Australia, #M1002.1
 

Family

Anne Elms b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878
Children 1.George Elms Smith+ b. 1855, d. 2 Apr 1897
 2.Cecilia Agnes Smith b. 1857, d. 24 May 1876
 3.Richard Algernon Smith b. 21 Nov 1860, d. 21 Nov 1889

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
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George Elms Smith

M, #10156, b. 1855, d. 2 Apr 1897
George Elms SMITH
(1855-1897)
Father*Richard Joseph Smith
Mother*Anne Elms b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878
Birth*1855 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B502/1856.1 
Land-UBeac*27 Jul 1876George Elms Smith selected land from the Crown. PAK-62A.116A. Originally 19a 3r 39p - Land File 1788/49.4
Crown grant to E. K. HARRISON for PAK-62A 9a 2r 23p on 9 Jan 1883. Remainder becomes PAK-116A.2 
Marriage*1879 Spouse: Mary Annie Webb. VIC, Australia, #M1518/1879.3
 
Govt Gazette*18 Jul 1879The article reads: Applications for Licenses Approved. George Elms Smith.4 
Land-Note8 Oct 1879 PAK-62A.116A. Letter from W Brisbane: Mr Callanan Esq. Dear Sire, A person by the name of F G Smith holds a 49 selection adjoining Professor Halfords. He is not in any way complying with the necessary conditions and I now make application for the forfeiture of his selection referred to. Yours truly W Brisbane. The Lands Department replied a week later that the time allowed for the commencements has not yet expired.5 
Land-Note*21 Oct 1879 PAK-62A.116A. Application for transfer of licence, dated 1 Jul 1879. Not resided, no fencing. Since pegging out this land some three years back (the licence having been delayed since then for the surveyor's report). I have changed my residence to Castlemaine and am now a married man.
Transfer to William Robert Wiseman, 383 Albert Park Road, Emerald Hill.
All communications herein to be addressed to the care of Richard Smith, 76 Chancery Lane.
George Elms Smith, Ferndale Manor, Castlemaine.6 
Land-Note21 Oct 1879 PAK-62A.116A. Note from Lands Department-reply to be sent: "That this application cannot be entertained as he has not complied with the condition of his licence."5 
Land-Note*20 Nov 1879 PAK-62A.116A. Louisa Marion Halford Beaconsfield, 20 Nov 1879. Sir, I have the honor to request that you will cause the 49th section licences of W. E. Wells and G. E. Smith parish of Pakenham to be forfeited and the land thrown open, as they have held the land for a long time and have not complied with any of the conditions of their licences. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, Louisa Marion Halford.
The department instructed the bailiff to report on nature and value of improvements - the reply was that there were no improvements.5 
Land-Note*13 Dec 1879 PAK-62A.116A. Edith Katherine Halford Beaconsfield, 13/12/79. To the Secretary of Lands. Sir, I hereby make application for the forfeiture of F. G. Smith's selection in the Parish of Pakenham held by him under the 49th Section of the Land Act 1869, as the necessary improvements have not been effected. I also request that I may be placed in possession of the land herein referred to. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, Edith Halford.5 
Land-Note6 Feb 1880 PAK-62A.116A. Edith Katherine Halford George E Smith was called before a local land board to show cause for non-compliance with conditions of the licence. He did not appear. On a subsequent land board it was recommended that licence be forfeited and that a licence be issued to Miss Halford for 9a 1r 5p - balance to be thrown open.5 
(Previous Selector) Land-UBeac29 Apr 1880Edith Katherine Harrison was the next selector of the forfeited land at PAK-62A.7,8 
(Previous Selector) Land-UBeac13 Jul 1880William Errington was the next selector of the forfeited land at PAK-116A, 230 Telegraph Road.9 
Death*2 Apr 1897 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D7019 (Age 41.)10 
Death-Notice*10 Apr 1897SMITH.— On the 2nd April, at his late residence, Weerona, Fitzroy-street and Park-road, St. Kilda, George Elms Smith, beloved husband of Annie Smith, aged 41 years. Suddenly.11 
Death-Notice10 Apr 1897THE LATE G. ELMS SMITH. An ex-Councillor of Prahran.
His many friends will regret to hear of the very sudden death of Mr George Elms Smith, which occurred on Wednesday last at his late residence, "Weerona," Fitzroy-street, St. Kilda.
The deceased for some time represented tbe Windsor Ward in the Prahran Council, retiring in August, 1890. He was born at South Melbourne, then known as Emerald Hill, in 1855, at Bank-street. He received his education at the Church of England Grammar School, under the late Dr. Bromby. As a boy he entered the service of the once well known firm of M' Arthur, Sherrard and Copeland, of Flinders-lane, with whom he remained 10 years, eventually rising to the position of the firm's representative in the railway towns. Subsequently he was engaged by Messrs. L. Stevenson and Son, and occupied a leading position in their warehouse, which he resigned in order to enter into business on his own account. He purchased an hotel and land at Caulfield that proved a very successful venture.
He also took a warm interest in opening up East Malvern and Caulfield. Finally he established himself in Prahran, with which he had had many years business connections, as an auctioneer and estate agent, and during the excitement of the land boom earned the title of a "straight goer." He entered public life in '87 (officially) when he contested the Windsor Ward of the Prahran City Council rendered vacant by the retirement of Cr. Wighton, being returned by a large majority. The deceased went to Tasmania in March of 1890, having purchased a station at Riverton, on the Derwent. More recently he returned to St. Kilda, and took up his residence at "Weerona," Fitzroy-street and Park-road. He took a deep interest in racing and cricket, and was one of the original shareholders in the Coal Creek, an interest he maintained up to the time of his death.
The deceased had occasion to visit Ballarat last week in the interests of the Great Victorian Coal Mine, of which he was a director. He caught a cold on his return journey, which developed into pleurisy and pneunomia, resulting in his death on Wednesday as stated. He leaves a widow and six children.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended by the friends of the deceased and his Masonic brethren, the late Mr. Smith being a leading member of the Shakespeare Lodge, 124, U.G.L.V., in which he held the office of I.P.M. The sister lodges were fully represented, the regalia being draped in deep mourning. The body was encased in a leaden coffin which was further enclosed in an oaken casket. The funeral left his late residence shortly after three, the pall-bearers being Messrs. James Bruce, W. L Flint, W. W. Williams, — Robertson, P. Griffith and J. Brown, and proceeded to the Brighton Cemetery, the remains being interred in the Church of England section. The deceased was buried with full Masonic honors, the officiating clergymen being the Rev. Stanley Low, chaplain of the forces, and a brother mason.
The mortuary arrangements were excellently carried out by Mr. W. G. Apps, High-street, St. Kilda.12 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Mar 1888: SMITH.—On the 23rd inst., at Rochampton, North Brighton, the wife of George Elms Smith of a daughter. Mary Annie Smith13
  • 24 May 1899: ELMS-SMITH.—On the 23rd May, 1899, at "Hillside," Kangaroo Flat, Lilian, eldest daughter of Annie and the late George Elms-Smith, aged 22 years and 6 months. Sydney and Tasmanian papers please copy.14

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 1788/49.4. George Elms Smith, Warehouseman, c/- R Smith Esq, 76 Chancery Lane Melbourne (previous address Lesney Street, East Richmond).
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette 18 Jul 1879, p1826.
  5. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). 1788/49.
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 1788/49.4. Area is now listed as 15 acres.
  7. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 1788/49.4 - applied for portion of Geo E Smith's forfeited selection.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1436-190 - Edith Katherine Harrison of Beaconsfield.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1199-773 - William Errington of Melbourne.
  10. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic.), 10 Apr 1897, p5.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic.), 10 Apr 1897, p4.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 28 Mar 1888, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6113388
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 24 May 1899, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9538078
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Cecilia Agnes Smith

F, #10157, b. 1857, d. 24 May 1876
Father*Richard Joseph Smith
Mother*Anne Elms b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878
Birth*1857 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B8625.1 
Death*24 May 1876 East Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D6951 (Age 18.)2 
Death-Notice*27 May 1876SMITH. -On the 24th inst., at East Richmond, Cecilia Agnes, the beloved and only daughter of Richd. J. and Anne Smith, aged 18 years.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "mother listed as Anne ELLIS."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "listed as Cecelia Agnes SMITH."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 May 1876, p1.
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Richard Algernon Smith

M, #10158, b. 21 Nov 1860, d. 21 Nov 1889
Father*Richard Joseph Smith
Mother*Anne Elms b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878
Birth*21 Nov 1860 
Death*21 Nov 1889 Sydney, NSW, Australia. 
Death-Notice22 Nov 1889SMITH. —On the 21st inst., at Sydney, Richard Algernon Smith, aged 29, late of Melbourne.1 
Death-Notice*30 Nov 1889SUDDEN DEATH OF A POPULAR VICTORIAN. The Late Mr. Richard Algernon Smith. Died on his Twenty-ninth Birthday. Deep regret has been expressed at the news, from Sydney, of the untimely and sudden death of Mr. Richard A. Smith, a gentleman well known in this district. The deceased, who was a younger brother of Cr. George Elms Smith, of Prahran, was thrown from a vehicle on the 16th inst., sustaining an injury to one of his arms which eventuated in blood poisoning, his death ensuing on the 21st inst.—his 29th birthday. From the time Mr. Smith left school, until about two years ago, he was associated with the well-known business of Mr. James Hingston, of Chancery-lane, and few men were better known, or more popular. Twelve years ago he was an ardent supporter of junior cricket, and proved a very successful bowler. For many years he was a leading light, in the Essendon Amateur Dramatic Club, and frequently with fellow members of that club visited the country towns and played in aid of charities. He also appeared at the Opera House, in aid of the funds of the Royal Humane Society, as Lord Pluto, in Buxton's comic dramas, "A Rough Diamond." His death has caused deep regret amongst a large circle of acquaintances, and his relatives here have received many expressions of sympathy.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Nov 1889, p1.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic.), 30 Nov 1889, p2.
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