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Luke Thomas Grafton Smith (1859 - 1927)

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Luke Thomas Grafton (Grafton) Smith
Born in Lucky Woman’s, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Jan 1882 in Victoria, Australiamap
Husband of — married 1919 in Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Melbourne East, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified 17 Sep 2019 | Created 1 Jun 2018 | Last significant change: 17 Sep 2019
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Luke Thomas Smith was born at Lucky Woman’s (mine), near Pitfield, Victoria in 1859.[1]

Luke Thomas Grafton Smith married Mary Ann Elizabeth Jay in January 1882.[2]

The Ballarat Star[3] reported the following on 29 August 1901:

Section 59, The Land Act 1898.
... Parish of Lang-Kal-Kal. William Ernest Finch, William Finch, Peter Grant, John McNaughton, Luke Thomas Grafton Smith, (Samuel Baldwin withdrawn), 200 acres each, for allotment 5A, section A, held under grazing licence, section 123, The Land Act, by S Baldwin. Recommended to grant (Western portion) and McNaughton (eastern section) in equal portions.

Luke Thomas Grafton Smith was recommended to the Local Land Board of Ballarat for two twenty acre allotments (allotment 13 section 9; and allotment 4a section 9) on 17 July 1902.[4]

On 19 March 1903, at the time of applying for probate as one of the executors of his father’s estate, Luke is listed as a fencer.[5]

Luke Thomas Grafton Smith married Caroline Bessie Setterfield in 1919 in Victoria, Australia.[6]

Luke Thomas Grafton Smith died in 1927 in Melbourne East, Victoria.[7]

His death notice in The Argus newspaper[8] States:

SMITH. On 1st May at Melbourne, Luke Thomas Grafton Smith, late of Pine Grove, Waterloo, Beaufort.


  1. Victoria BMD
    Birth registration number 19301
    Registration year 1859
    SMITH Luke Thos
    Father's name Luke
    Mother's name Elizth (Ransom)
    Place of birth LUCKY WOMA
  2. Victoria BMD
    Marriage registration number 27
    Registration year 1882
    SMITH Luke Thomas Grafton
    Sex Male
    Spouse JAY Spouse's Mary Ann Elizabeth
  3. BEAUFORT LAND BOARD. (1901, August 29). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 3. Retrieved June 2, 2018, from
  4. LOCAL LAND BOARD. (1902, July 18). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 3. Retrieved June 2, 2018, from
  5. Prov
    Series title: Probate and Administration Files
    Description: 207/655
    Date range: -
    Public access: Open
    Format: Physical
    Location: North Melbourne
    This Item is part of
    Series number: VPRS 28
    Consignment number: P0003
    Unit number: 1637
  6. Victoria BMD
    Marriage registration number 1925
    Registration year 1919
    SMITH Luke Thos Grafton
    Spouse SETTERFIELD Caroline Bessie
  7. Victoria BMD
    Death registration number 6484
    Registration year 1927
    SMITH Luke Thomas Grafton
    Sex Male
    Father's name SMITH Luke
    Mother's name Unknown (Unknown)
    Place of death MELBOURNE EAST Age67
  8. Family Notices (1927, May 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1. Retrieved June 2, 2018, from

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