The Smith-Bullas Collection

Section of the registration of the 12th June, 1890 marriage of William and Anne Smith's oldest son William to Jane Tresise, in "the Wesleyan Parsonage" at Egerton, near Ballarat.

Young William, aged 27, was a farmer.  Jane was 22 and a milliner.  William's uncle, Methodist Minister Rev Moses Bullas, officiated.

This item displays father's and son's signatures. 

It is likely that the other witness's signature is that of the groom's sister Anne, aged 29.

However, it is possible that the signature is his mother's.  If so, it would indicate that she had learnt to write since her own wedding day thirty-two years earlier, when she could only make her mark on the register. 

Links to the rest of the collection are below this image.
William and Jane tie the knot!
Penny for your thoughts!
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(Note:  Viewing the maps in the listed order will give you a 'zoom out' effect.)

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the location of the Smith farm and buildings, Smith's Creek, the route of the planned Daylesford to Ballarat line and the home of son William's future wife, Jane Tresise.

   Portion of a modern Daylesford tourist map showing the location of the Smith farm in East Street relative to the town centre.

   Section of William and Anne's 1858 marriage registration showing William's signature and Anne's mark.

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

    Reginald's departure from Daylesford for WW1 service.

    William and Anne's grave, Daylesford Cemetery.

   The inscriptions on William and Anne Smith's grave in the Daylesford Cemetery.  (There are two images on this page.)

   Son William's grave, Daylesford Cemetery.

   The Egerton Cemetery grave of Anne's nieces, Rosa and Elsie Bullas.

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