Bruce, thanks for looking.I was a little surprised to learn that your CD lists William but not Jeremiah, as the TassieArchives Search Portal (database #65374) has "Jeremiah' on the "Somersetshire". On the other hand, I'm beginning to suspect that "my" Jeremiah William SMITH may have been recorded under either Christian name. I say this because lately I've been confused by some Archives records. My JWS may not have been a convict on this ship because he would not have been able to father three children, including one I suspect was my great grandfather, Samuel William SMITH (you gave me a reference the other day).
The Death Certificate of my great grandfather, SAMUEL WILLIAM SMITH stated that he had been born in Hobart about 1836. His father was JEREMIAH WILLIAM SMITH and his mother was ELIZABETH ? (Samuel himself must have told someone that he thought his mother was Elizabeth Judson but I don’t think that he really knew). I looked at the Family Links detail and was somewhat confused:
A Jeremiah William Smith (Archives #340337) and an Elizabeth Taylor (325856) had a Charles Smith (268817) at Launceston in 1840.
A William Smith (349563) and an Elizabeth Taylor (318049) had a Samuel William Smith (267614) at Hobart in 1836.
The same William Smith and Elizabeth Taylor had Elizabeth Smith (267615) and a Charles Smith with a different number (267613)
Bruce, I think that these must be the same individuals and my ancestors, even though the father involved was Jeremiah or William SMITH. What do you think?
Would you be able to check out the Charles (b.1839, Launceston) & Elizabeth (b.1831) SMITH birth details for me, please? A Birth Reference like the one you gave me for Samuel would be very useful. Also, do you have access to any records that would give information on an Elizabeth TAYLOR who came out on the "Harmony" from Downs in 1828-9?
Bruce, I hope that this message doesn't seem too confusing. I look forward to your reply.