Waimate Cemetery, N.Z. - a surname study  -  Smith

Waimate Cemetery Online Database     History  Smith

109 Smith's up to 2010 including 2 children.
Veterans from Boer War, Passchendaele, 2nd N.Z.E.F. and the Kay Force.
0 Catholic, 3 Methodist, 5 New Methodist, 20 Anglican, 54 Presbyterian
40 Waimate Lawn Cemetery, all denominations since 1955, 63 buried in the Waimate Old Cemetery and three buried in the Free Ground.

SMITH  GEORGE
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000261
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  10  December  1874
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SMITH  DUNCAN
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000771
Age (at death): 76
DOD:  27 November 1878
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SMITH  CHRISTINA
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000367
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  28 March 1880
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SMITH  WILLIAM
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000445
Age (at death): 45
DOD:  19 November 1883
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SMITH  MARY
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000298
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  01  March 1886
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SMITH  CHILD OF JOHN
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000771
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  09 July 1887
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SMITH  FANNY
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000638
Age (at death): 32
DOD:  23 April 1892
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
Also Annie Died Sept. 19th 1922. Aged 62 years.  [didn't find Annie in the cemetery database]
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SMITH  AGNES
Waimate Old Area: Free Ground
Plot: 0015FG000393
Age (at death): 78
DOD:  11  August 1895
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In memory of Robert and Agnes Smith
SMITH  ROBERT
Plot: 0015FG000393
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  12 January1900

SMITH  JOSEPH KITCHEN
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000240
Age (at death): 88
DOD:  04 August 1895
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Timaru Herald 6 August 1895 Page 2
DEATH. Smith — At Springfield farm, Otaio, at the residence of Mr David Martin, on the 4th August, Joseph K. Smith, late of Forfarshire, Scotland ; aged 88 years. Deeply regretted.

SMITH - The friends of Mr. David Martin, are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of his late father - in - law, Joseph K. Smith, which will leave his residence, Springfield Farm, Otaio, on Wednesday the 7th August, at half past eleven, for the Waimate Cemetery.


 
The yellow/greenish bush right in the middle is on the Anne Smith grave. It is kept nicely trimmed. Photo taken December 2014.

SMITH  ANNE
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000384
Age (at death): 34
DOD:  18  September 1883
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beloved wife of Andrew Smith
SMITH  ANDREW
Plot: 0015PB000383
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  07  September 1883

SMITH  ANDREW
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000385
Age (at death): 74
DOD:  25 November 1912
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SMITH  WILLIAM
Plot: 0015PB000385
Age (at death): 84
DOD:  13 December  1952

Andrew Smith, farmer,  of Waimate died at Waimate 24 November 1912.
Son William Smith of Waimate.
Another son is Donald Smith of Waimate, labourer aged 34 years
and Alexander Smith of Waimate labourer aged 33 years
and six daughters namely Annie Fraser Campbell the wife of Malcolm Campbell of Geraldine, farmer aged 42 years,
Catherine Martin the wife of James Martin of Oamaru, farmer, aged 38 years,
Isabella Rogers the wife of William Rogers of Waimate, farmer aged 35 years,
Marjorie Rattray the wife of Alexander Rattray of Oamaru, farmer, aged 32 years (married 1906)
Elizabeth Ann Leitch Maze the wife of John Maze of Pleasant Point aged 31 years  (married 1902) and
Margaret Slee the wife of Arthur Slee of Waimate farmer aged 40 years. (married 1898)
Wife predeceased him. Witness: Henry Charles Slee. W. M. Halton. Solicitor, Waimate. 

Waimate Daily Advertiser 25 November 1912 Page 3 FUNERAL NOTICE.
The friends of the late Andrew Smith are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his son's residence, King Street, TO-MORROW, TUESDAY, the 26th inst., at.2 p.m. for the Waiamte [sic] Cemetery. GEO. W. COLLETT, Undertaker.

Waimate Daily Advertiser 4 June 1898 Page 2 Double Wedding.
A very interesting double wedding took place on Wednesday at Heather Downs farm, Hook, the residence of Mr Andrew Smith. The brides were Misses Maggie and Katie Smith, and the bridegrooms Messrs Arthur Slee and Mr Jas. Martin. The Rev H. Kelly performed the ceremony. The wedding breakfast was laid in a marquee erected in front of the house, and two splendid wedding cakes, one made in Waimate and the other in Timaru, were not the least interesting items on - the well-filled tables. A very large number of friends were present, and the gifts were numerous and handsome. In the evening a number of the young folks met in the Hook schoolroom to celebrate the occasion with a dance.

SMITH  JANE PATON
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000360
Age (at death): 72
DOD:  29 May 1922

Thomas Smith was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1836, and was a passenger in the “Dover Castle,” which arrived in Melbourne in 1860. He came to Otago in 1862. He had charge of a threshing mill at Makikihi and in 1873 he bought 192 acres of Government land at the Hook, where he afterwards owned 455 acres of freehold. Thomas Smith was married to Jane Patton, of Perthshire, in CHCH 1880, and had two sons and two daughters. He died in 1902.

SMITH  ANDREW
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000361
Age (at death): 62
DOD:  03  May 1896
SMITH  MARGARET JANE
Plot: 0015PB000362
Age (at death): 30
DOD:  10 June  1913
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SMITH  ELIZABETH ANN (ELIZA)
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000362
Age (at death): 28
DOD:  08 June 1921 
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Eliza Ann Smith b. 30 March 1893 d/o Jane Paton Smith and Thomas Smith.
Brother of  George Thomas Smith b. 1881 d. 1934 buried Waimate
Margaret Jane Smith b. 1883 d. 1913, buried Waimate aged 30
James Hardie Smith b. 1886  d. 1944 buried Timaru

Waimate Daily Advertiser 2 June 1913 Page 3 FUNERAL NOTICE.
THE Friends of Mrs J. P. Smith are respectfully informed that the funeral of her late daughter Margaret Jane, will leave the residence of Mr William Geddes, Timaru Road, TO-MORROW, Tuesday, 3rd inst., at 2 p.m., for the Waimate Cemetery.

Timaru Herald, 30 November 1878, Page 3
MESSRS TATE AND HALL have received instructions from Mr Andrew Smith, who is leaving the district, to Sell— His splendid Farm of 200 Acres, situated within 3 miles of Waimate. 100 Acres on the Hook Downs, and is sown crop; the remainder fallow. There is a good 3-roomed House, 4-stalled Stable and Loose Box, and permanent water on the property. 

Andrew Smith of Hook, farmer died at Hook 3rd May 1896. Andrew McGoverin of Hook near Waimate knew Andrew Smith. Wife Jane Paton Smith. Brother Thomas Smith of the Hook, farmer. Nephews George Smith and James Smith and Niece Margaret Smith and Eliza Smith, the children of Thomas Smith of the Hook. Executors William Johnston Hardie and Thomas Smith of Hook.

Timaru Herald, 4 May 1896, Page 2
Smith — On 3rd May, at the residence of his brother, Thomas Smith, Hook; Andrew Smith, The Swamp, Makikihi, aged 62 years.

Probate record. Andrew Smith of Hook, farmer died at Hook 3rd May 1896. Andrew McGoverin of Hook near Waimate knew Andrew Smith. Wife Jane Patten Smith. Brother Thomas Smith of the Hook, farmer. Nephews George Smith and James Smith and Niece Margaret Smith and Eliza Smith, the children of Thomas Smith of the Hook. Executors William Johnston Hardie and Thomas Smith of Hook.

Timaru Herald, 3 September 1904, Page 2 CLEARING SALE.
A large attendance and satisfactory clearing sale at Mr Andrew Smith's farm at the Hook.  

James & Margaret SMITH residence before 1880 was Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Had ten children including Andrew and Thomas Smith who settled at Alford Farm, Hook, Waimate. Jane Patton and Thomas Smith were married in NZ in 1880. Jane was born in Methven, Perthshire in Scotland and died at Waimate 29th May 1922. Thomas died 1902 in Waimate aged 65. Children:
George Thomas Smith died in Waimate 28 May 1934 aged 52.
Margaret Jane Smith was called Dolly. Dolly died in Waimate in 1913 at the age of 30.
James Hardie Smith born 1886 at Hook near Waimate to Jane Patton and Thomas Smith. WW1# 49656. Hardie Smith of St. Andrews, farmer, died aged 58, 12 May 1944 Timaru Cemetery.
Eliza Ann Smith b. 30 March 1893, died aged 28. Buried Waimate.

1916 Ballot.
Smith, George Thomas, farmer Alford Farm, Hook b. 6 July 1881
Smith, James Hardie, farmer, Alford Farm, Hook, Waimate b. 4 March 1886, served in WW1. Service No. 49656. CIR C. Coy. Buried at Timaru, aged 58, died 10 March 1944. Married Victoria May BEAN in 1921. Nine children. Victoria was b. in Waimate 22 May 1899.

Otago Daily Times 3 June 1913, Page 6
SMITH - On June 1, 1913, at Waimate, Margaret Jane, eldest daughter of Jane Paton and the late Thomas Smith, Hook; aged 30 years. [b. 11 January 1883]

 [Clearing sale for Alford Farm, Hook, Timaru Herald, 24 September 1919, Page 12] Family. wayback 

SMITH  GEORGE THOMAS
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000773
Age (at death): 52
DOD:  26 May1934
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EMILY MARY ANN SMITH [nee BERRY married 17 April 1916]
Plot: 0015PB000774
Age (at death): 67
DOD:  19 June 1951 

George Thomas Smith of Waimate, mechanic. Witnesses A. Gentry Pitts, Surgeon, Waimate. Alfred Ibbotson at Dunedin. G.T. Smith died at Waimate on 26th May 1934. Son Ronald George Andrew Smith b. 12 Nov. 1919.   
Brother: James Hardy Smith born 4 March 1886 at Waimate to Thomas & Jane Patton Smith. Brother G.T. Smith. Service No. 49656, was a farmer at Alford Farm, Hook in 1916. Died 1944.

Timaru Herald, 29 April 1916, Page 8
SMITH — BERRY. April 17th. at the Congregational Manse, by the Rev. Sarginson, George Thomas Smith, eldest son of the late Thomas Smith "Alford Farm," Hook, to Emily Mary Ann, eldest daughter of James Berry, Waimate. [George Thomas Smith husband of Emily Smith died 26 May 1934 also Emily Mary Ann Smith died 19 June 1951 aged 67]
1. Ina Roberta SMITH b. 05 Nov. 1917 in (Waimate Registration District)
2. Ronald George Andrew SMITH b. 12 Nov. 1919
3. Dorothy Annie SMITH b. 21 March 1921 in Waimate
4. Heather Emily SMITH b. 13 Nov. 1924

Timaru Herald, 10 September 1910, Page 6
Rupert Cameron, farmer, of Waikakahi, and Alex. Watt, farmer, of Hannaton, Trustees under the will of the late J. Miller, of Hook, v. Mrs J. P. Smith, widow, of Hook. Mr J.W. White appeared for plaintiffs, and Mr Kinnerney for defendant. The dispute was as to the ownership of 23 acres of bush land at Hook. It appeared from the evidence that many years ago the late J. Miller and the late Thomas Smith, neighbouring farmers, jointly bought this 23 acres of bush for the purpose, of getting supplies of timber for use on their respective farms. They used the bush jointly, but after the death of Miller in 1908, a dispute arose as to the ownership of the section. Smith died in 1902, and it was contended by the plaintiffs that as Miller survived Smith the section belonged solely to Miller after the death of Smith. Legal argument was heard and His Honour reserved his decision.

Timaru Herald, 15 October 1910, Page 3
In the year 1875 Thomas Smith and John Millar were the respective owners of neighbouring farms in the Hook District. In that year they purchased from the Crown, rural section No. 23510, containing about 20 acres for £40. There is no evidence as to the shares in which the purchase money was paid by the parties, or as to the agreement between them in connection with tile purchase. The land, which was covered with hush, was acquired for the purpose of supplying firewood and timber to the two farms, and it has been used only for that purpose in the year 1883 a certificate of the title under the Land Transfer Act was issued to Smith and Millar for the land, and under this they held as joint tenants. In the year 1892 Millar was declared a lunatic and his son George Millar was appointed committee of his estate. Smith died in April 1902, and Millar in January 1908.   


SMITH  THOMAS
Waimate Old Area: Methodist
Plot: 0015ME000013
Age (at death): 66
DOD:  30 June 1897
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SMITH  MARIE BRINKMAN
Waimate Old Area: New Methodist
Plot: 0015NME000004
Age (at death): 2
DOD:  26 March 1900
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SMITH  THOMAS
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000360
Age (at death): 65
DOD:  21 April 1902
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SMITH  CHARLOTTE
Waimate Old Area: Methodist
Plot: 0015ME000021
Age (at death): 64
DOD:  02  April 1902
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SMITH  JOHN
Waimate Old Area: Methodist
Plot: 0015ME000024
Age (at death): 75
DOD:  11 September 1914


SMITH  VILMA JEAN
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000605
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  25 June 1927

SMITH  WILLIAM
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000607
Age (at death): 83
DOD:  19 March 1904
SMITH  ANN
Plot: 0015AN000608
Age (at death): 85
DOD:  25 September 1921

William Smith the elder of Waimate - Groom died 19 March 1904. He was born in Gloucestershire, England. Wife Anne. William Smith the younger is one of his sons. He made his mark. Thomas Henry Mann of Waimate, saddler, executor. Later of Christchurch, a retired saddler. J.R. Clement, solicitor, Waimate. William Allan, wheelwright, Waimate.


William Smith the younger was born at Warwickshire in England and died 9 Oct. 1917. John Parnell, Provincial District Gardener was born at Paignton, Devonshire, England and Lydia Parnell, born at Warwickshire, wife of said John Parnell the Executors. I bequeath my watch and chain to my nephew William John Parnnell. Brother is George William Smith of Northampton in England. Three sisters Anne Page wife of John Page, Jane Bryan wife of Henry Bryan and Lydia Parnell wife of John Parnell of Timaru, gardener. Witnesses: A.C. Middleton, solicitor, Waimate. John Smith, laborer, Junction Road, Waimate.

SMITH  WILLIAM
Plot: 0015AN000606
Age (at death): 50
DOD:  09 OCTOBER 1917

SMITH  JOHN
Plot: 0015AN000607
Age (at death): 75
DOD:  15 December  1923
"At Rest"

SMITH  JAMES SYMON
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000592
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  17 December  1927
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SMITH  CLARICE LILY
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000592
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  14 September 1921
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SMITH  CHILD OF A P
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000592
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  15 December  1938


SMITH  MARY
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000771
Age (at death): 82
DOD:  22 December  1907
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SMITH  NORMAN DOUGLAS
Waimate Old Area: Methodist
Plot: 0015ME000493
Age (at death): 0
DOD:  07  November 1907
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SMITH  ROBERT H
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000687
Age (at death): 34
DOD:  17 November 1909
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SMITH  MATTHEW
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000024
Age (at death): 59
DOD:  22 June 1915
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CRISSIE AGNES Smith
Plot: 0015PB000023
Age (at death): 69
DOD:  11 OCTOBER 1954
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SMITH  ELIZABETH
Plot: 0015PB000023
Age (at death): 69
DOD:  22 July 1917

Timaru Herald, 23 June 1915, Page 9 MR MATTHEW SMITH
Mr Matthew Smith, proprietor of the "Waimate Times," aged 59, died suddenly on Monday night. Deceased was a printer by trade having served his apprenticeship in Edinburgh. He came to New Zealand while still a young man, and worked on the "Lyttelton Times" and afterwards was foreman for the late Sir William Steward in the first days of the "Waimate Times," and from the Wilson Brothers (since of Rangiora) he assumed the proprietorship of the paper. He was once a member of the Timaru High School Board, Waimate School Committee, Public Library Committee, clerk of session of the Presbyterian Church, Knox Church, and Superintendent of the Sunday School for twenty years. He leaves a wife [Elizabeth Smith] and seven daughters, one married and one of them is a teacher in the Timaru Main School.

Waimate printer and journalist. He was also a Mason, St. Augustine's Lodge, No. 99, and lived  in Harris Street, Waimate. Left a will.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] 1903
Mr. Matthew Smith, Sole Proprietor of the “Waimate Times,” was born in 1856, in Edinburgh. He is a compositor by trade, and served his apprenticeship in his native city. In 1874 Mr. Smith came to Lyttelton by the ship “St. Lawrence” and settled in Christchurch, where he was for about four years employed on the staff of the “Lyttelton Times.” He went to Waimate, and purchased a paper named the “Waimate Star,” which, however, ceased publication after six months. Mr. Smith then became foreman of the Waimate Times Company, and held the position till the dissolution of the company. He was again on the staff of the “Lyttelton Times” for about a year before taking over the journal of which he is now sole proprietor. Mr. Smith has always taken an interest in local affairs, and has served as a member of the Waimate school committee for a number of years, and for four years was a member of the Timaru High School Board of Governors. He has been treasurer of the Waimate Public Library for several years past, and has been actively connected with the horticultural and other local societies. Mr. Smith has been an elder in the Presbyterian church since 1889, and Session Clerk since January, 1890. He has also been for many years superintendent of the Sunday school. As a Freemason he is attached to Lodge St. Augustine, New Zealand Constitution. Mr. Smith was married, in 1878, to a daughter of the late Mr. William James, of Camborne, England.

Timaru Herald, 17 July 1917, Page 6
SMITH. On July 22nd, at her residence, Camedin, Waimate, Elizabeth Smith, wife of the late Matthew Smith; aged 69 years. 

Elizabeth Smith died at Waimate on 22 July 1917, was born at Cambourne, Cornwall in England, aged 69. Presbyterian. Witness Janet Annie Smith, spinster of Waimate. Daughter Janet A. Smith of Waimate was born in Waimate. Witness Annie C. Thomson, housekeeperwife, Waimate. Janet Ann Smith died 20 June 1965 aged 83.

Matthew Smith married Elizabeth James in 1878. Had 7 daughters. Janet Ann Smith was born in 1882. 

Waimate Daily Advertiser 20 October 1911 Page 3 Wedding Bells. NEILSON-SMITH [William Manton Neilson married Elizabeth Smith in 1911]
A wedding that evoked much interest took place in Knox Church yesterday, to contracting parties being Miss Lizzie Smith, second daughter of Mr and Mrs M. Smith, Waimate, and Mr W. M. Neilson, of Nelson. The church had been tastefully decorated by girl friends of the bride, and the entrance of the bridal party, by which time the building was crowded, was signalised by the choir singing “‘The Voice that Breathed O’er Eden." The bride was becomingly attired in a dress of aeline silk, with silk lace trimmings, and orange blossoms, and she wore the orthodox veil and orange blossoms, and about her was cast a gold chain, with pendant set with amethysts -the gift of the bridegroom. The chief bridesmaid was Miss Janet Smith, sister of the bride, who wore a frock of pale blue Shantung silk, with braid and lace trimmings, large black hat, trimmed with Oriental trimming and grasses, she also wearing a gold brooch set with pearls and olivine, a gift from the bridegroom. The other bridesmaids were four sisters of the bride. Miss Minnie and Miss Crissie wore frocks of muslin voile trimmed with lace, and large cream and black lace hats; Georgina, and Isobel wore grey taffeta, with grey silk trimmings and silk braid with block bats trimmed with black lace and blue and black forget-me-nots. Each wore a gold pin, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride’s mother was gowned in black silk voile, and the bridegroom’s mother wore black silk. Mr G. W. Thompson, of Timaru, was best man. The chief ceremony over, the choir sang “How Welcome was the Call” while the parties signed the register; and upon the re-appearances of the bride and bridegroom, the wedding march was played on the organ by Miss Strong. The wedding guests immediately followed the participants to the adjacent schoolroom, where breakfast had been set out most attractively by Mr J. Symon. Rev. Mr Morrison proposed the toast of the “Bride and Bridegroom,” to which Mr Neilson responded; Mr G. J. Shackleton “The Bridesmaids”— Mr Thompson; Mr D. A. Taylor “The Bride’s Parents” Mr M. Smith; Mr F. Grant “‘The Bridegroom's Parents” — Mr W Neilson responding on behalf of his father. At the house afterwards the guests were shown the numerous and valuable presents, the photographer being busy meanwhile, and by the four o’clock train the young couples left for the South, where me honeymoon is being spent. The bride’s travelling costume was of white coating serge and black hat trimmed with white lace. The bride’s gift to the bridegroom was a set of ebony backed brushes, silver mounted.


SMITH  ALBERT
PASSCHENDAELE [his name is on the  On the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Lieut. Albert David Smith No.14716 5th Rein. 4th Bat., H Co., NZRB, chemist. NOK: RY. Smith (father) 180 High St., Waimate. KIA Ypres, Belgium KIA 12 October 1917 .]
Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000757X
Age (at death): 22
DOD:  12 OCTOBER 1917
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Hilda Agnes Jackson plot 000757x
DOD 2 Jan. 1962 aged 66
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MARY ANN SMITH [Mary Ann Sinclair GUNN married in 1893]
Plot: 0015PB000757X
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  27 September 1947

SMITH  ROBERT YOUNG
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000757X
Age (at death): 68
DOD:  18 September 1933
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He left a will. Occupation: painter, Waimate. Left everything to his wife Mary Ann.

Children of Mary Ann nee Sinclair and Robert Young Smith
1894 Smith Albert David
1895 Smith Hilda Agnes m. William Robert Jackson in 1947
1898 Smith Bertha Winifred
1900 Smith Vera Annie
1902 Smith Lily Mary
1905 Smith Ina Margaret
1906 Smith Robert Sinclair
1907 Smith Dorothy Marion

SMITH  ROBERT SINCLAIR
Waimate Old Area: New Presbyterian
Plot: 0015NPB000651
Age (at death): 33
DOD:  22  OCTOBER 1939
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Edith Elizabeth Milne plot 000651 age 93 DOD 10 March 2002 [married in 1929 nee SHUTE ]

Evening Post, 21 October 1939, Page 8 DRAGGED TO DEATH. ATTEMPT TO BOARD TRAIN
Timaru. October 20 Slipping as he attempted to board the Fairlie train after it left the Timaru station this afternoon. Robert Sinclair Smith painter, Waimate, was caught under the guard's van and dragged to his death. The accident occurred about 200 yard north of the station. Mr Smith, an acting lance-corporal in the Canterbury cavalry, was on his way to camp with a companion. He ran down Strathallan Street as the train pulled over the crossing at the foot of the street and chased the train. Mr. Smith, a married man, aged about 35, is understood to have four children. He enlisted in the Special Force on Wednesday.   

Press, 25 October 1939, Page 7
Lance-Corporal R. S. Smith, who met his death by falling under the Fairlie train when on his way to a Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry camp at Cave, was given a military funeral in Waimate. The Waimate troop and the Waimate Silver Band headed the cortege, which included 30 cars. The service was conducted by the Rev. F. Sutherland. 

Waimate Daily Advertiser 19 July 1917 Page 1
Mrs Jessie Turnbull Smith, mother of Mr R. Y. Smith, Waimate, died last week and her remains were interred in Oamaru [Oamaru Old - Presbyterian Block 15 Plot 32, 33].  Jessie Turnbull born in Glasgow 75 years ago, she remained there until in 1862 she became enamoured by the fine stories of health, land fame that came from the wilds of Otago. In 1862 she sailed for Dunedin in the good ship Pladdo (Captain Boyd) and upon landing rapidly found her way to the El Dorado, settling at Waitahuna and there was married in 1864 to the late Robert W. Smith, who died in Oamaru 16 years ago [June 1901]. He was a sailor and a very handy man. He came to Otago as boatswain in the ship Queen in 1863, and made his way to the diggings, working in turns as carpenter and digger. When the railway policy began he became a bridge carpenter and was shifted to Oamaru in 1874, and worked on the Waitaki Bridge from its start to its completion, and then on the Oamaru Lagoon railway and other railway works, till ill-health retired him, and after a painful illness he passed to his rest.

Children of Jessie and Robert Smith
1867 Smith Robert Young
1870 Smith John Pearson
1873 Smith NR
1874 Smith William Cairns
1876 Smith Samuel Wilkie buried 7 June 1877 age 11 months [Oamaru Old - Presbyterian Block 15 Plot 32, 33 ]


SMITH  ROBERT
Waimate Old
Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000128
Age (at death): 73
DOD:  09  April 1919
Mary's plot 000129  is vacant

Robert Smith of Morven, farmer left a will. Wife Mary Alice Byers Smith born in Yorkshire, England. He died at Waimate 9 April 1919. He was born in Linlithgow Shire, Scotland. Witnesses: A C Middleton, Solicitor, Waimate. F.J. Henderson, P. Hospital Matron.

Waimate Daily Advertiser 1 August 1910 Page 3
Friends of the late Arthur Ernest Byers are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave the residence of Mr Robert Smith, Morven, on WEDNESDAY, the 3rd inst., at 1 p.m., for the Waimate Cemetery, GEO. W. COLLETT, Undertaker, Shearman Street. Telephone 93.

SMITH  MARY
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000594
Age (at death): 30
DOD:  10 April 1920
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SMITH  DAVID
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000537
Age (at death): 78
DOD:  03 December  1921
CHRISTINA SMITH
Plot: 0015PB000538
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  27 December  1925
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David Smith, retired farmer, gentleman of Waimate, died 3rd Dec. 1921. He was born in Seaton, in the parish of Trennant, near Edinburgh, Scotland in 1844. Wife Christina was born at Lauderdale, Scotland to Thomas and Eliza Linton. He farmed at Morven and was his wife was one of the successful applicants at the ballot of the Waikakahi settelement. Children:
James Smith b. in SCT. in 1868. They had five sons and three daughters. 
David (Dave) Thomas Smith b. in Stow, Midlothian, SCT.
Eliza Margaret Storrier b. 5 Dec. 1870 in Stow, Midlothian, Sct. w/o James Collins
Thomas (Tom) Linton Smith b. SCT. 25 Feb. 1873
John Linton Smith b. in NZ in 1874 died 19 Nov. 1944. He was born in Waimate. Widow Mary Ann Smith. Children: James Thomas Smith b. 1906 and Mhairi McDougall Smith b. 1905
Christina Linton Smith b. 1877
Simon Andrew Smith born in Waimate  11 Feb. 1880 s/o David and Christina Smith. [Married Margaret May Roberts in 1910, double wedding.]
Helen Dick b. in Waimate 21 Sept. 1884. [Hellen Dick Smith married Sydney Walden LILLEY in 1910.]


Haddington is a town in East Lothian, Scotland. The Smith family landed at Lyttelton from the ship Varuna and headed for Timaru, notation in left margin.

Superintendent Wm. Rolleston wrote to Premier Julius Vogel in May 1873 that his Canterbury province's interests were not sufficiently looked after. The request for a Canterbury emigration agent was granted, and Andrew Duncan was asked in 1873 by the Canterbury Provincial Council to fulfil this role. He accepted this post. Duncan's strategy was to stress the class system back home, where one depended on their feudal lord and had no real future. Children had to go to work at young age, whereas in Canterbury, they would receive an education. With six to ten years of steady work and a sober life, one could amass fortunes unimaginable back home and get ahead in life. Duncan would use himself as an example. He proved to be very effective in his role. In nine days, he interviewed 900 perspective emigrants and chose 190 to be sent out on the ship Canterbury. Another of his ships, the Varuna from Glasgow under Captain T.Y. Rowe. A number of the immigrants by the Varuna were transhipped direct to Timaru, Waimate, and Ashburton. Duncan acted in this role for about one year.

SMITH  SIMON ANDREW
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000142A
Age (at death): 68
DOD:  20 July 1949
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MARGARET MARY SMITH
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000142A
Age (at death): 82
DOD:  23 July 1966
no photo 

Waimate Daily Advertiser 22 August 1910 Page 1 Double Wedding. LILLEY—SMITH AND SMITH — ROBERTS.
A double wedding that attracted popular interest took place unostentatiously at the residence of Mr David Smith, Parsonage Road, on Wednesday afternoon. The clergyman who tied the nuptial knots was the Rev. Chas. Penney. Miss H. D. (Nellie) Smith, youngest daughter of Mr D. Smith, was married to Mr S. W. Lilley, youngest son of Mr James Lilley, of Lyndhurst. The bridesmaid was Miss Clara Fox, and the best man Mr James Shearer. Miss M. M. (Lilly) Roberts, third daughter of Mr Roberts, of Lake Pukaki, was married to Mr Simon Smith, youngest son of Mr David Smith. The bridesmaid was Miss Ada Lilley, and the best man Mr Tom Smith, brother of the groom. Mr D. Smith gave the brides away. They wore white silk dresses trimmed with Valenciennes lace and insertion, with pink hats. Mr Lilley's gift to his bride was a gold muff-chain, and Mr Smith’s present to his bride was a gold bangle, while the brides made gifts of ribbon alberts to the grooms. Miss Clara Fox wore a pearl pendant, a present from Mr Lilley, and Miss Ada Lilley wore a gold band ring, a gift from Mr S. Smith. At the breakfast, which was catered for by Mr J. Symon, the Rev. Mr Penney proposed the health of the ’’Brides and Grooms,” and the latter responded. Mr Logan proposed the health of the "Bridesmaids” and the best men responded. Mr Sullivan proposed the health of the ’’Parents,” and Mr Smith and Mr Lilley responded. Mr and Mrs Lilley drove and caught the second express to Dunedin, where the honeymoon is being spent. Their future home will be at Methven. Mr and Mrs Smith, who went to Christchurch for the honeymoon, will make their home in Waimate. The travelling costumes of the brides was of navy blue cloth, with dead-rose hats. 

Andrew Homer Smith born in 1912  to Margaret Mary and Simon Andrew Smith.

Timaru Herald 14 December 1917 Page 2 MILITARY APPEAL BOARD. Timaru
Simon Andrew Smith, labourer, Waimate, was put into Class B, as he has one child.

SMITH  JOHN LINTON
Waimate Old Area: New Presbyterian
Plot: 0015NPB000543
Age (at death): 70
DOD:  19 November 1944
No photo

 MARY ANN SMITH
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001331
Beloved wife of the late John Linton Smith [Mary Ann HOSKINS married in 1904]
Age (at death): 77
DOD:  02 December  1961
photo of headstone

Children of Mary Ann and John Linton Smith
1905 Smith Mhairi McDougall
1906 Smith James Thomas

 BESSIE STUART FANNY SMITH
Waimate Old Area: New Presbyterian
Plot: 0015NPB000544
Age (at death): 79
DOD:  29 FEBRUARY 1984
No photo. Beside John Linton Smith
also JAMES THOMAS SMITH
Plot: 0015NPB000544
Age (at death): 42
DOD:  02 FEBRUARY1949
no photo.

SMITH  MYRA HOLLAND
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001383
Dearly loved wife of Andrew Plomer Smith [Myra Holland WILSON married 1937]
Age (at death): 48
DOD:  04 May 1961

SMITH  ANDREW PLOMER
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001384
Age (at death): 81
DOD:  26 December  1993


SMITH  JAMES HENRY
Waimate Old Area: Free Ground
Plot: 0015FG000278
Age (at death): 70
DOD:  24 January1928
no photo

SMITH  JOHN
Waimate Old Area: New Methodist
Plot: 0015NME000107
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  16 January 1941
also
ALFRED COLIN SMITH
Plot: 0015NME000108
Age (at death): 68 DOD:  18 May1962
also
MARY ELIZABETH SMITH [Mary Elizabeth DOEL married John Smith in Waimate 2 May 1887]
Plot: 0015NME000108
Age (at death): 71
DOD:  20 January 1941
no photo

Press 17 January 1941 Page 1 Death
SMITH — On January 16, 1941, at Waimate, John, dearly loved husband of Mary Elizabeth Smith, of Maude Street, Waimate; aged 80 years. Private interment. F. J. Colville.

SMITH  REX WILLIAM HENRY
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN00000K
Age (at death): 19
DOD:  29 August 1943
beloved son of G & H. Smith
photo

SMITH  JAMES
Waimate Old Area: New Presbyterian
Plot: 0015NPB000558
Age (at death): 79
DOD:  22 January1947
husband of Mary Smith died May 7th 1959 aged 80
Plot: 0015NPB000557
Age (at death): 80
photo

SMITH  CHARLES
Waimate Old Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0015PB000574A
Age (at death): 62
DOD:  28 FEBRUARY 1949
and his loved wife
SMITH  MARGARET SUTHERLAND
Age (at death): 89
DOD:  25 September 1984

SMITH  FLORENCE
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001121
Age (at death): 82
DOD:  12 November 1955
also
JOSEPH CHARLES SMITH
Plot: 0016PB001122
Age (at death): 90
DOD:  05 December  1965
photo

SMITH  JOHN WILLIAM
Waimate Lawn Area: Anglican
Plot: 0016AN000265
Age (at death): 66
DOD:  19 December  1957
also
 ALICE SMITH
Plot: 0016AN000265
Age (at death): 66
DOD:  13 May1964
photo

SMITH  FRANCES
Waimate Lawn Area: Anglican
Plot: 0016AN000450
Age (at death): 92
DOD:  13 September 1961
wife of the late Samuel Smith
photo


David Smith and Maria Jones married in Dunedin, Otago, on 9 Oct. 1856 and they moved to Waimate soon after this. The had two children. David (1858) and Jane (1861). Maria died in 1869 and David SMITH remarried Sarah SOLE nee BASON 21 June 1873. Sarah and David had one son together Robert David SMITH born 5 July 1872. Sarah died in 1896 and is buried at Waimate. David Smith died in ChCh on 9 March 1885 age 65 and is buried in Addington and was a British Subject born at sea.

SMITH  SARAH
Waimate Old Area: Anglican
Plot: 0015AN000377
Age (at death): 57
DOD:  29 March 1896
no photo 

SMITH  ROBERT DAVID
694 3rd Contingent Boer War
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001216
Age (at death): 90
DOD:  16 August1962
beloved husband of
MARY SMITH
Plot: 0016PB001217
Age (at death): 87
DOD:  09 January1967
NOK Mrs M. Smith, Beach Farm, St. Andrews. 

Timaru Herald, 27 October 1869, Page 2 Death [Maria Smith]
Sept. 29, at Timaru, the beloved wife of Mr David Smith, of Waimate, aged 41 years.

Robert D. Smith was a shepherd on Blue Cliffs when he went away to the Boer War in 1900 and 1902 and married Mary (Maude) KENT in 1904. They had four children. He settled in St. Andrews area, South Canterbury.  In his later years Bob Smith lived near St. Andrews with his wife and son. He became almost blind but his memory was clear. Photo of Bob Smith on page 80, Blue Cliffs by A.E. Woodhouse.
1905 04 Oct.  Smith Robert Stanley died 1983
1907 Norman Douglas Benbow Smith b. Sept. 1907. Died 5 Nov. 1907 from whooping cough
1909 17 Sept. Smith Colin Raymond  d. 1976
1910 25 Sept. Smith Ronald Noel died 1990
 

SA694 Third Contingent. Company No. 1.
Employer: Mr R.H. Rhodes, Blue Cliffs.
Known as Bob Smith.
Age 26 and 5 months 12th Feb. 1900. 5ft 7½"  11st 6lbs.
Church of England
NOK: John Smith.
Born at Waimate.
Attested at Addington 14 April 1900
Medical exam HC Barclay, Waimate
Does he look older or younger than stated age? About his stated age. Blue eyes. Hair fair.

Reg. No: 9440 Ten Contingent
Robert David SMITH
Private South Island Regiment - G Squadron
Rank L/Cpl.
Occupation: Shepherd
Ship: Norfolk 19 April 1902
Address: High Street, Waimate
Next of Kin: Mr William Sole, stepbrother, Waimate
Service aboard 1 year and 85 days. War Gratuity paid.
Medals and decorations for QSA: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill.
Bob Smith has a general issue bugle horn collar badge worn during the Boer war. Also in the photograph he is wearing his QSA ribbon.

   
The Soldier c. 1899, Boer War. Which Trooper Smith?
Oil on canvas at the Aigantighe painted by William Greene, Timaru. 

Waimate Daily Advertiser 20 September 1900 Page 2
Among the New Zealanders released at Nootrgedacht was Trooper R. D. Smith, of Waimate. This accounts for all the New Zealand prisoners who were captured at Reitvlei [Reitville] on July 16. [Nooitgedacht, South Africa ]

ROBERT STANLEY SMITH
Waimate Lawn  Plot: 0016AD003846
Age (at death): 78
DOD:  08 March 1983
and his wife
ELSIE THOREAU SAUNDERS SMITH
Age (at death): 93
DOD:  10 November 2008
 HOMEKEEPER
photo

SMITH  WILLIAM
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001269
Age (at death): 76
DOD:  11 January 1962
beloved husband of
SUSAN CURRIE SMITH
Plot: 0016PB001270
Age (at death): 84
DOD:  04 July 1972
photo



SMITH  DUNCAN CAMPBELL
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001282
Age (at death): 70
DOD:  30 December 1965
also
GLADYS ANNIE ALICE Smith
Plot: 0016PB001283
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  5 April 1977
photo

SMITH, Duncan Campbell - WW1 60998 - Army
Born in NZ 4 Jan. 1896
Ploughman, Waimate
Hair brown. 5ft 8" single
2nd S.C. Regt.
Father: Mr John Smith, born Scotland (here 50 years), Lansdowne, Hook, Waimate
Mother: Mary Smith born Australia (here 40 years)
Enlisted 7 May 1917. Basic training at Featherston.
Private C Company 30th Rfts.
Embarked for NZ from Glasgow on the Athenic.
Discharged 6 Sept. 1918
NOK: Mrs G.A.A. Smith, 83 Sherman St., Waimate


SMITH  GEORGE TAYLOR
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001399
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  15 March 1965
also
MADGE SMITH
Plot: 0016PB001399
Age (at death): 73
DOD:  11 March 1966

G.T. Smith, retired farmer, late of Waimate
Madge Smith - wife
son in law James Lousley of Otematata, farm manager, husband of Madge Lousley
sons George Taylor Smith of Waiau, farmer, William Graham Smith, Melville Nogi Smith, John Thorpe Smith
daughters Joyce Crichton Leask, Sylvia Elspeth Hill, Shirley Mavis Dickson, Lulu Newell, Nona Daphne Parker

SMITH  MARGARET
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001290
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  04 May 1969
also
SMITH  ALEXANDER
Plot: 0016PB001289
Age (at death): 88
DOD:  30 November1966

 



SMITH  CHARLES CHRISTOPHER
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001174
Age (at death): 66
DOD:  18 July 1968
Loved husband of Gladys
GLADYS ELDEN SMITH
Plot: 0016PB001175
Age (at death): 92
DOD:  15 March 1996
photo

SMITH  HARRY
Waimate Lawn Area: Anglican
Plot: 0016AN000418
Age (at death): 76
DOD:  09 FEBRUARY 1968
also
 MARY GLADYS SMITH [Mary Gladys CLARK married Harry Smith in 1921]
Plot: 0016AN000418
Age (at death): 72
DOD:  24 May 1970
photo -two poppies in plastic on his headstone.

Harry Smith died 9 February 1968 aged 76. Buried Waimate Cemetery. 60999 1st NZEF discharged in 1919, was with the 30th Reinforcements, C.I.R.. Embarked 13 Oct. 1917 on TS 93 from Wellington to Liverpool, arrived 12 Aug. 1917. Marched to camp Sling. Marched into camp at Etaples 17 April 1918. Got diarrhoea, abdominal pain after eating meat. Embarked for NZ 7 Feb. 1919, Ajana from Liverpool. Service aboard 1 year and 167 days. 5ft 10" Brown hair. s/o Mrs Mary Smith, Pound Rd, Rakaia. Born 4 July 1892 in NZ. Father: Harry Smith b. England, had been in NZ 40 years. 6 years. Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Timaru. In 1968 Mrs H. Smith lived at Flat 2, Kennedy Crescent, Waimate.

MALCOLM JOHN SMITH
Waimate Lawn Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD003722
Age (at death): 60
DOD:  06 March 1979
beloved son of Alexander and Margaret Smith and loved brother of Marge, Anne and Margaret
19527 27th Battalion 2nd N.Z.E.F.
photo

Rev.  JOHN WYNSTAN SMITH
"One of God's Priests"
Waimate Lawn
Plot: 0016AD003134B
Age (at death): 78
DOD:  30 OCTOBER 1982
also his wife SMITH  JOAN ELIZABETH
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  04 OCTOBER 1989

SMITH  WILLIAM CHARLES
Waimate Lawn Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD003128B
Age (at death): 75
DOD:  15 January 1986
beloved husband of Rita
also
 RITA MAY SMITH [Rita May DIXON married in 1941 to Wm Charles Smith]
Plot: 0016AD003128B
Age (at death): 80
DOD:  16 FEBRUARY1989

SMITH  WALTER
Waimate Lawn Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD001582
Age (at death): 85
DOD:  12 September 1989
beloved husband of Doris
also
DORIS ISABEL CECILY SMITH [Doris Isobel Cicily EAGLETON married Walter Smith in 1939]
Plot: 0016AD001581
Beloved husband of Walter Smith
Age (at death): 87
DOD:  03 August 1986
separate headstones and plots side by side

GLADYS MAY SMITH [Gladys May BRUCE married William Murray Smith in 1949]
Waimate Lawn
Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD003158B
Age (at death): 78
DOD:  22 April 1989
beloved wife of  WILLIAM MURRAY SMITH
(Bill) 61507 GNR 6 FD Regt 2 NZEF
Plot: 0016AD003158B
Age (at death): 92
Born 17th Feb. 1918.
DOD:  25 June 2010

SMITH  JOHN ALEXANDER WOOD [married Elizabeth Jean DASH in 1947]
Waimate Lawn Area: Ash Plots
Plot: 0016AP004216
Age (at death): 83
DOD:  05 July 1992

SMITH  ANDREW THOMAS
Waimate Lawn Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD003310
Age (at death): 66
DOD:  27 July1994
photo

SMITH  ANDRINA
Waimate Lawn Area: Presbyterian
Plot: 0016PB001037
Age (at death): 79
DOD:  11 FEBRUARY 1996
husband Thomas Smith
 
 SMITH  CHONA MARIE [Chona Marie MAYO married  Robert David Smith in 1955]
Waimate Lawn Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD004020
Age (at death): 68
DOD:  13 August 2001. Born 21.8.1932
 HOMEKEEPER
also
 ROBERT DAVID (BOB) SMITH
Plot: 0016AD004020
Age (at death): 73
DOD:  25 April 2004. Born 10.7.1930
Service No. 208642 KAY Force
 MOTOR MECHANIC

MITCHELL / SMITH  AGNES
Waimate Lawn
Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD003840
Age (at death): 92
DOD:  11 December  2006
 RED CROSS NURSE

SMITH  ERNEST JAMES MCLAUGHLIN
Waimate Lawn Area: All Denominations
Plot: 0016AD001796
Age (at death): 87
DOD:  05 January 2010
 TAXI DRIVER

3 George, 5 James, 5 William (only first name) and 9 William and middle name, 2 Robert (only name) and 9 Robert and middle name.
9 Ann, only one with an e, and two Annie. 4 Margaret, 5 Mary (only name) and 2 Mary Ann and 11 Mary's total.
4 people with three first names. 47 with one first name.

Popularity of given names. Shifting fashions: How popular a first name from 1904 to 2015.
In the top one hundred. Parents try and play it reasonably safe when naming their children. Girls names are trendy and boys names traditional. Some names were so overused people just avoided them. George and Charlotte were both hugely popular in 2018. Royal names fluctuate with royal naming. Religious names are on the decline. More likely to have one first name (aka given name, forename or Christian name) in the 19th century.



Emily back in begin popular. Agnes out of favour before 1940.


Robert and John have fallen out of favour. We tend to stick to the tried and true for boys and that could be partly explained by the tradition of naming boys after their fathers or grandfathers.

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