First name(s)
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *2

Chaplain of King's College Hospital, 1840-1843

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Refs: *2 *3

Charterhouse (ran away); Trinity Hall Cambridge

Qualifications Ref: *2

Studied at Cambridge, Trinity Hall, Sidney Sussex; 

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Deacon - London for Colonies, 1827
  • Chaplain in New South Wales, Australia, 1827-1829
  • Curate Beckenham, Kent, England, 1829
  • Chaplain British factory Archangel in Russia 1833 
  • Clergyman living in St Martin in the Fields, 1841 
  • Headmaster of Archbishop Tennisons Grammar School, 1844 
  • Covered post of Reverend at North Shore, New South Wales, 1851 -53
  • Reverend at St Stephens, Penrith New South Wales, 1853-68 
Professional activities
  • Set up British School in St Petersburgh, Russia, 1848; 

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
11th March 1800, baptised 6th April 1800
Place of birth Ref: *1
Date of death Ref: *2
8th October 1870
Place of death Ref: *2
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia; buried at Balmain Cemetry, New South Wales
Family details Ref: *4

Son of Rev Thomas and Ann Smith; married Martha Lucas in October 1821 in Westminster

Notes Refs: *2 *5

  • Studied at Sidney Sussex College , Cambridge as sizar, but ill health prevented him obtaining his degree 
  • Ordained Deacon 1827; priest 1827;
  • Language knowledge included Hebrew, Greek, Chaldaic, Syraic and many Northern European.
  • In 1850 was in England
  • Lived in Westminster, Archangel Russia, and Australia
  • Obituary states date of death as 8th November 1870 but Probate announced on 21st October 1870, and his widow, who was the beneficiary, travelled to Hong Kong on 7th November, so most likely date is 8th October 1870;

* References

  1. Manchester, England, Baptisms, Burials, Marriages, Clergy of the Church of England database
  2. The Sydney Morning Herald 2nd December 1870
  3. Clergy of the Church of England database, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900
  4. London, England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, 1841 census
  5. Sydney Herald 21st October 1870 (probate), Sydney Herald 7th November 1870 Shipping Arrivals, Sydney Herald 2nd December 1870.
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