Family of James Cook SMITH and Lillian EDWARDS

Husband: James Cook SMITH

James SMITH Annie Helen SMITH Alice Margaret SMITH Louisa Kathleen SMITH Ruth Marion SMITH Gladys Viola SMITH Iralee Sylvia Chrystal Smith SMITH Rachel KING Lillian EDWARDS Ino Edith SMITH Ann Elizabeth CAPON Mini tree diagram

Wife: Lillian EDWARDS

James Cook SMITH Mini tree diagram
  • Name:

  • Lillian EDWARDS

  • Sex:

  • Female

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Robson, John, In the Captain Cook Society Journal - Cooks Log Vol.32,no1 (2009).

"James Smith had gone to sea on whaling ships in the 1830s and ended up in Australia thereby missing the subsequent British censuses. He joined Vansittart uinder Captain Prince in 1837 and, by 1839 he had arrived in Launceston, Tasmania where he settled. Smith became master of the Government Buoy Boat on the River Tamar but also worked as an artist. He painted and exhibited in Tasmania and Melbourne where he later moved.

James Smith married Ann Elizabeth Capon on 15 February 1843 at the Independent Chapel in Launceston. She was the daughter of another artist, William Capon. The Smiths had five daughters and one son: Annie Helen (born 1843), Alice Margaret (1845), Louisa Kathleen (1856), James Cook (1861), Ino Edith (1863) and Ruth (1865). Most of the children married......James Smith was an invalid for six years before he died in Melbourne in September 1881.