Thomas Smith b. May 11, 1854

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Am going to repeat this question but have never found out what happened to this man.  He was last on the 1871 Census in UK but after that seems to disappear.

Please if you have a Thomas Smith born in Shetland,  let me know so we ca compare notes.
WikiTree profile: Thomas Smith
in Genealogy Help by E. Lauraine Syrnick G2G6 Pilot (112k points)

3 Answers

+1 vote

Does this agree with the 1871 census you saw?

Thomas Smith

England and Wales Census, 1871

Name Thomas Smith
Event Type Census
Event Date 1871
Event Place Everton, Lancashire, England
Enumeration District 24
Gender Male
Age 17
Marital Status Single
Occupation Apprentice
Birth Year (Estimated) 1854
Birthplace Scotland
Entry Number 16
Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/3812/0212






Charles Hervin Head M 42 Ireland
Hannah Hervin Wife F 35 Liverpool, Lancashire
Jos A Hervin Son M 5 Liverpool, Lancashire
Rosina H Hervin Daughter F 3 Liverpool, Lancashire
Killio Hervin Son M 0 Liverpool, Lancashire
William Runkin Father-in-law M 70 Scotland
Robert Runkin Boarder M 26 Liverpool, Lancashire
Rosina Runkin Wife F 28 Liverpool, Lancashire
Thomas Smith   M 17 Scotland
Mary Hair* Servant F 17 Thornton, Lancashire


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
No, this does not agree.  In the 1871  census he was in Shetland but then disappears.
+1 vote


Thomas Smith

Scotland Census, 1861

Name Thomas Smith
Event Type Census
Event Date 1861
Gender Male
Age 7
Birthplace Shetland
Registration District Burra & Quarff
County Shetland
Birth Year (Estimated) 1854


"Scotland Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch( : accessed 9 April 2016), Thomas Smith, Burra & Quarff, Shetland, Scotland; from "1861 England, Scotland & Wales census," database, findmypast ( : 2012.); citing p. 4, PRO RG 9, The National Archives UK, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 103,912.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Unsure but it looks similar.  Have the original census as:

Census 1861 shows
Anderina Smith widow, age 47 Crofter, Shetland
Laurence            son              18 Fisherman
William                 "                 17         "
Jacobina          daug              13
Thomas           son                   7

Also thought he was spotted on the census in 1871?
+1 vote

This is Thomas in 1871 Scotland census, but you have his death in 1900. How do you know?

Name: Thomas Smith
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Relationship: Brother
Mother's name: Anderana Smith
Gender: Male
Where born: Burra, Shetland
Registration Number: 1/2
Registration district: Burra and Quarff
Civil Parish: Burra and Quarff
County: Shetland
Address: Houss
Occupation: Fisherman
ED: 1
Household schedule number: 15
Roll: CSSCT1871_1
Household Members:
Name Age
William Smith 26
Anderana Smith 58
Thomas Smith 19


by Living Woodhouse G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
Cannot see the 1900??  Sorry no idea when he died or WHERE!  That is what I am looking for - WHERE was he after 1871 & did he marry & have children and WHEN was his death.  Anything about him after the 1871 census would be a bonus.
Year of death, (1900), you have entered in his profile!
Sorry the 1900 year is just my guesstimate - in other words just a guess by me.  No idea when he died

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