William Smedley

7 March 1840–20 July 1908 (Age 68)
Clarence, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of William

When William Smedley was born on 7 March 1840, in Clarence, Tasmania, Australia, his father, William Smedley, was 34 and his mother, Ann Stokes, was 43. He married Selina Mary Whitbread on 10 September 1864, in Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 20 July 1908, in Forest, Tasmania, Australia, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William Smedley
1840–1908
Selina Mary Whitbread
1843–1894
Marriage: 10 September 1864
Eliza Ann Smedley
1864–1921
Smedley
1866–1866
Julia Smedley
1867–1953
William John Dugald Smedley
1868–
Selina Matilda Smedley
1871–
Matilda Georgina Smedley
1873–1907
James Elliott Smedley
1875–1940
Lewis Samuel Smedley
1877–
Emily Jane Smedley
1879–1958
George Thomas Smedley
1881–1927
Edgar Mitchel Smedley
1884–1974
Thomas Henry Ginders Smedley
1886–1886
Lavinia Mary Smedley
1888–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 September 1864
Tasmania, Australia
children

(13)

    Eliza Ann Smedley

    Female1864–1921Female

    Smedley

    Male1866–1866Male

    Female1867–1953Female

    William John Dugald Smedley

    Male1868–Male

    Selina Matilda Smedley

    Female1871–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Margaret Smedley

    Female1832–1898Female

    Ann Smedley

    Female1834–1914Female

    John Smedley

    Male1837–1882Male

    Male1840–1908Male

    Thomas Smedley

    Male1841–1920Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1841

Age 1

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.
1847

Age 7

Gold found in Port Phillip.
1867

Age 27

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps so called from Old English smēðe ‘smooth’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Smedley in entry for Henry Raphael Smedley, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • William Smedley in entry for Dorothy Isabel, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"
  • William Smedley in entry for Thomas Stanley, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"

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