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BRIGHTON Victoria

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Where William SMITH brought his family from Western Port Bay in the early 1850's. William's occupation was a gardener, and Brighton was the market gardens for the city of Melbourne, providing fruit and vegetables.

Stephen MILLS in 1880 had Brighton as his present address when he married Winifred DAVIES. (His usual address was Hay, New South Wales). Stephen moved his family from Hay about 1905 when his last son Frederick George MILLS was born 25 Jun 1905 in Point Nepean Highway, Brighton.

William SMITH's grandson, Alfred Stephen SMITH and Stephen MILLS daughter, Amy Martha MILLS married in Brighton in 1910. Alfred and Amy are my maternal grandparents

No addresses stated on certificates for birth of William SMITH (1854-1855) and Elizabeth Ann SMITH (1858-1934).

Streets which feature are:
Wilson Street
1920's Dorothy Lillian GROGAN (nee SMITH) (1923-1992) attended Wilson St. Primary School.
William Street
1882 William Smith (1882 - 1882) born William St
York Street
1884 Alfred Stephen SMITH elder twin (1884-1938) born.
1884 James Andrew SMITH (younger twin) (1884-1884) born.
1895 George Rudolf SMITH (1895-1970) born.
1917 Reginald Ernest SMITH (1917-1975) born at 3 York St.
1923 Dorothy Lillian GROGAN (nee SMITH) (1923-1992) born.
Pearson Street
1903 Electoral Roll:
Elizabeth Ann LANDERS (nee Smith) (1858-1934) and William Smith (1817-1905)
1905 William Smith (1817-1905) died 1905
Durrant Street
1940's Amy Martha SMITH (nee MILLS)(1889-1945) lived Durrant St. in the 1940's until her death in 1945.
1943 Address for Dorothy Lillian SMITH in her engagement notice "The Sun", August 13th 1943.
1943-1949 Lloyd GROGAN (1922-1968) and Dorothy GROGAN (nee SMITH)(1923-1992 lived in Durrant St. This was their address when their first child Robert Stephen GROGAN was born
Male Street
1869 Mary SMITH (nee WILDER (1822-1869) died.
1888 Bertie Thompson SMITH (1888-1951) born.
Hector Street
1900 Florence Elizabeth SMITH (1879-?) married Ernest John ROOKE.
1909 Stephen Smith (1850-1909) died 1909 Hector St.
1910 Alfred Stephen SMITH and Amy Martha MILLS residence at time of their marriage.
1911 Gladys Winifred SMITH (1911-?) born.
1914 Ronald Alfred SMITH (1914-c.1992) born.
1917 Agnes SMITH (nee PEARCE) on Electoral Roll, Ladies nurse, 6 Hector St.
1919 Agnes SMITH (nee PEARCE) on Electoral Roll, Ladies nurse, 6 Hector St.
Nepean Highway
1905 Frederick MILLS born.(Given as Point Nepean Road
Hurlingham Park
Where Alfred Stephen Smith [probably living at that time in Hector Street] was a trainer for the Brighton Football Club. Assume 1920's.
Stone Street
1906 Stephen MILLS address given as Stone St. (off Nepean Highway near North Road) for his third marriage to Minnie STAER.
Bay Street
1878 Elizabeth Anne SMITH married Thompson LANDERS - Presbyterian Church.
St Lukes Church, North Brighton
1910 Alfred Stephen SMITH married Amy Martha MILLS.

Map Source : Melways

Last updated 5 Aug 1998


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