MERCHANT Eliza Jane

Female 1850 - 1911  (61 years)


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  • Name MERCHANT Eliza Jane 
    Born 11 Feb 1850  Great Gonerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Apr 1911  Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 24 Apr 1911  Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I4527  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2018 

    Father MERCHANT James Henry,   b. 1818, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1865, McLeods Creek, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother NEAL Sarah Matilda,   b. 11 Jun 1825, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1902, Vineland Cottage, Vineland, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1840  St James Church, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The witnesses at James & Matilda's wedding were Thomas Neal and Sarah Bennett. James's home address at time of marriage was Balcomb Tuper. Matilda's address was Hermos Street, Pentonville. James was listed as occupation miner. Thomas Marchant & Hugh Neal (Fathers of both) were listed as occupation Miner.
    Family ID F5378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SMITH George,   b. 30 May 1834, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1913, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1868  Registry Office, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. SMITH George,   b. 31 Aug 1868, Cheviot Hills, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1868, Cheviot Hills, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. SMITH Samuel,   b. 16 Aug 1869, Cheviot Hills, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1942, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. SMITH Mary Ann,   b. 12 Apr 1871, Perserverance Reef, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1962, Urbenville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. SMITH Rose Hannah,   b. 9 Mar 1873, Perserverance Reef, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1950, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. SMITH James,   b. 17 Jan 1875, Pretty Gully, Richmond River, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1945, Atherton, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. SMITH Hannah Louisa,   b. 16 Jan 1877, Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1958, Dubbo, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. SMITH Matilda,   b. 6 Oct 1878, Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1921, Lismore, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     8. SMITH Emma Eliza,   b. 1880, Richmond River, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Fremantle, WA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. SMITH Edward George,   b. 28 Sep 1882, Lunatic Reef, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1971, Urbenville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. SMITH Ellen,   b. 28 Sep 1884, Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1887, Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     11. SMITH Phyllis Phoebe,   b. 7 Oct 1886, Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1957, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     12. SMITH Henrietta,   b. 29 Oct 1889, Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1966, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     13. SMITH Reuben,   b. 2 Nov 1891, Mountain View, Pretty Gully, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1917, Martinpuich, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     14. SMITH Agnes,   b. 18 Apr 1894, Mountain View, Pretty Gully, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1973, Hornsby, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F3252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1850 - Great Gonerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1911 - Drake, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Apr 1911 - Drake, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Eliza’s obituary suggests that there is another child - male

      5 sons and 7 daughters
      1 son and 1 daughter died therefore I am 1 son short

      Birth of son George suggests mother born in Staffordshire

      Drake website suggests she was born in 1845

      Death at Drake
      On Saturday night last the death occurred of Mrs Eliza Jane Smith, aged 62, wife of Mr George Smith of Pretty Gully. The deceased lady was a resident of the district for a number of years, and leaves five sons and seven daughters, most of whom are married, to mourn their loss. She bore a long and painful illness with great patience and fortitude, having lingered for six weeks in Drake after being brought in from her home at Pretty Gully. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, deceased being buried in the Church of England portion of the local cemetery. Mr A Butler had charge of the funeral arrangements.«s114 Wednesday 26 Apr 1911»
    • D/c 5426.
      Phyllis (Daughter) was the informant on the death of Eliza.

    Buried:
    • C of E

  • Sources 
    1. [S126] 64/1850 .

    2. [S127] .

    3. [S166] 1851 England Census.

    4. [S6] 5426.

    5. [S138] Drake Cemetery, No headstone.

    6. [S6] 1868 3470.