The Tresise-Pollard Collection

 
Jane Ann Smith's grave in the Daylesford Cemetery

A Daylesford milliner in her youth, Jane was the youngest surviving daughter of Richard and Dinah Tresise.  She was born in 1867, married neighbouring farmer William John Smith in 1890 and died on 9th May, 1918 at Leitche's Creek.

Jane was buried in this grave on 11th May.   Methodist Minister Rev Thomas Collins presided.

Her husband William died in 1940 and is buried here with her.

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Daylesford Cemetery gravesite of Jane and William Smith

In Memory of Jane and William Smith

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(Note:  Viewing the maps in the listed order will give you a 'zoom out' effect.)

   Portion of a Department of Lands & Survey map showing Richard Tresise's 1872 Crown Grant land purchase in East Street, Daylesford.

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the Tresise land and buildings in East Street and the proximity of William Pollard's land and buildings.

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the relationship of Tresise land and buildings, Smith land and buildings, Smith's Creek, William Pollard's land and buildings and the route of the Daylesford to Ballarat line.

   Portion of a modern Daylesford tourist map showing  the location of East Street.

   Modern-day Smith's Creek locality, photographed April, 2000.

   Newspaper item listing Richard's 1872 land purchase.

   Sections of baby Dinah's 1863 and baby Jane's 1867 birth registrations showing Richard's signature and the tragic early loss of Tresise children's lives.  (There are two images on this page.)

   Daughter Ellen's signature (and husband's) on 1881 marriage register.

   Daughter Jane's signature (and husband's) on 1890 marriage register.

   The Finding of the Magisterial Inquiry into Dinah's 1899 death.

   'The Daylesford Herald' snippet regarding Dinah's death.

   'The Daylesford Herald' snippet regarding Richard's 1903 death.

   Grandson Reginald Smith's WW1 enlistment recorded in 'The Daylesford Advocate'.

   Reginald's departure from Daylesford for WW1 service.

   Daughter Jane's 1918 funeral notice.

   Son-in-law William's 1940 death notice.

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