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Jane (Smith) Parish (bef. 1831 - 1901)

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Jane Parish formerly Smith
Born before in Kingston, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 8 Jul 1849 in Kingston, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dimboola, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified 8 Sep 2019 | Created 6 Sep 2017 | Last significant change: 8 Sep 2019
23:32: Danny Stapleton edited the Biography for Jane (Smith) Parish (bef.1831-1901). (fixed coding error) [Thank Danny for this]
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Jane was baptised 30th October 1831, at Kingston, Cambridgeshire, England. She is the daughter of John Smith and Martha Wonner. [1] Since her next sibling was born by early March 1832, Jane was at least four or five months old when christened, perhaps older.

1841 Census: to add

On 8 July 1849, when Jane was 20, she married James Parish at Kingston, her father named as John Smith. [2] [3] [4] Nine months later, they baptized twin girls: Louisa and Eliza.

1851 CENSUS: Caldecote, Cambridgeshire, England
James Parish, Head, Mar, 29, Ag Lab, Cambridge, Caldecot
Jane , wife, Mar, 21, Cambridge, Kingston
Louisa , daur, 1, twins, 1841 Cambridge, Caldecot
Eliza , daur, 1, Cambridge, Caldecot [5]

The elder twin, Louisa, died shortly after the 1851 census. In November, James took his wife and child to Australia aboard the Caucasian. The ship arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on 8 February 1852. [6]They promptly added ten more children to their family over the next fifteen years: Annie, Smith, John, Martha, Mark, James, Sarah Jane, Mary Anne, Elizabeth, and William George. [7]

Some time after William was born in 1868, James and Jane moved to Victoria where they settled at Willenabrina, near Horsham.

In 1895, James passed away. Jane followed in 1901, aged 72. Her death was registered in Dimboola, her parents unknown to the informant. [8]

Jane is buried in Dimboola.


  1. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, Jane Smith, 30 Oct 1831); citing KINGSTON, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,040,534.
  2. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2014), James Parish and Jane Smith, 08 Jul 1849; citing Kingston,Cambridge,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,040,534, 1,040,535.
  3. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), James Parish, 1849; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1849, quarter 3, vol. 14, p. 41, Caxton, Cambridgeshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  4. Kingston, Cambridgeshire, England; Date Range: 1843 - 1860; Film Number: 1040535. England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.
  5. Class: HO107; Piece: 1758; Folio: 410; Page: 9 Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851.
  6. personal knowledge Christine (Parish) Randall given her by relatives.
  7. South Australian Birth Indexes, cdrom and online
  8. Dept of Justice Family history search [1]  : 1901 DEATH, PARISH Jane, reg. no 9374

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