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Robert Smail

Robert Smail

Male 1840 - 1871  (31 years)

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  • Name Robert Smail 
    Born 21 Mar 1840  Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptized 10 Apr 1840  Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Migration/Travel 1844  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Migration/Travel 20 Apr 1863  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Jun 1871  Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • QLD death registry 1871/C969. Parents Alexander Smail and Violet McCloud [3]
    Notes 
    • A Robert Smail wrote to the Rockhampton Bulletin 15 Dec 1863.
      A Robert Smail is described as of Rockhampton, a wine merchant, in a public notice dated 20 Oct 1866 which appears to have led to him (and partners) appearing before the Police Court Rockhampton in regard to a failure to vacate premises in Little East Street 29 Dec 1867. (The transcripts are hard to decipher.)
      A Death Notice (Rockhampton Bulletin) 1 Jul 1871 notes that he was aged 29, lived at East Street - but no mention of a widow or other family.
      Note that when Ann Maria Royes married Robert Smail in Sydney (1868), both gave their residence as Rockhampton.
    • Robert Smail's pedigree is tentative at this stage, based on research into the Smail family that reveals three Robert Smail's. The wives of two of them are known, leaving us to make a tentative assumption that the third one is "our" Robert Smail who married Anna Maria Royes.
    • The Scottish 1841 Census records the following at Market Square, Feteresso, Kincardineshire:
      Margaret Bawie 45
      George Bawie 15
      John Bawie 13
      Alexander Smail 20
      Mary Smail 20
      Robert Smail 1
      Note that the 1841 Census tended to round out ages to the nearest 5.
      There are many Smails and so we have two ptions with this data:
      • Our Robert's mother is Mary and not Violet, or perhaps Violet Mary;
      • This is not our Alexander Smail family. [2]
    • The 1922 Commonwealth Roll Index contains the following information:
      Living at Main St, Townsville:
      SMAIL, Catherine Stewart, home duties
      SMAIL, James Watt, labourer
      SMAIL, John, labourer
      SMAIL, William, labourer
      Living at Bundock Street, North Ward, Townsville:
      SMAIL, Jessie Ann Gordon, shop assistant
      SMAIL, Mary Stewart, housewife
      SMAIL, Robert, labourer [4]
    • A Robert Alfred Smail died in QLD 25 Jul 1916 son of Robert Smail and Bessie Ralph
    Person ID I1151  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes, Jamaican Royes, Australian Royes
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2015 

    Father Alexander Smail
              b. 14 May 1816, Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Oct 1867, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Violet McLeod
              b. Est 1821, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Jun 1847  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1838  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • St Cuthberts
    Family ID F1447  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Royes
              b. 1 Apr 1844, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1868  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Marriage Transcription: Robert Smail and Ann Maria Royes 1868
    Marriage Transcription: Robert Smail and Ann Maria Royes 1868
    Note that Ann(a) Maria is living in Rockhampton. Robert has been there since at least the early 1860s.
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2015 14:13:06 
    Family ID F26  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1840 - Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 10 Apr 1840 - Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age 1 - 1841 - Fetteresso, Kincardine, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - 1844 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - from Rockhampton, QLD - indicating a connection with Central/North Queensland? - 20 Apr 1863 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1868 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1871 - Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Government notice re: Robert Smail, Rockhampton
    Government notice re: Robert Smail, Rockhampton

  • Sources 
    1. [S207] Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 .

    2. [S397] Census Scotland 1841.

    3. [S264] Australia Death Index 1787-1985  (Ancestry.com), 1871/000969 p13738.

    4. [S12] Ancestry.com, Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980.

    5. [S215] Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910   FHL Film Number 1066765.

    6. [S45] NSW Pioneers Register Marriage  Ref 816.

    7. [S439] New South Wales Marriages 1788-1945.