The Smee Patriarchs of Australia

If you know of "First Footers" who are not listed here please let me know?
Additional Information is always welcome, I think the Records are confused in the early years and some prisoners shipped to New South Wales were actually held in Hobart and then freed in NSW?
Note ~~ only first marriage is shown unless noted

Name Arrival Date
Ship
Port
Origin Settled
around
Descendants Notes
John Smee or Smie
1806-

1824
Mangles
NSW
or
 Hobart

Essex NSW ? Weaver
Tried at Norwich
Transported for 7 years
Absconded July 1828
Freed 18 Oct 1830
Patrick Smee

1826
Mangles
NSW

Ireland ? ? Convicted Roscommon Ireland
1825
George Smee
1818-1878
1835
Henry Porcher
Hobart
or
NSW
Norwich
Norfolk
Orange,
NSW
110 Tried at Norwich 22 Mar 1834
Transported for Life
Ticket of Leave Bathurst 7 Apr 1843
Conditional Pardon Sep 1846
CJ Smee reported Arrival In Aus as 1847
William Randolph Smee
1800-1870

1836
Camden
Sydney

Walworth
London
Sydney,
NSW
192 Arrived with Bishop of Australia
Became C of E School Master
Robert Smee
c1823-1876
1836
Resource
Sydney
Tipperary
Ireland
Bendigo,
Victoria
TBD Bounty Immigrant
Moved to the Goldfields
Thomas Edward Smee
1813-1852?
22 Dec 1836
Eden
Hobart
Tendring
Essex
Tasmania
Melbourne?
0 Tried at Essex 1 Dec 1835
Transported for Stealing Harness
Conditional Pardon 17 Nov 1846
Robert Smee
1814-1899
Brother of Thomas (above)
21 Nov 1837
Susan
Hobart
Essex Longford
then
Launceston
Tasmania
19
(3 in Victoria)
Tried at Essex 14 Feb 1837
Transported for Stealing Ducks
Conditional Pardon 2 Feb 1843
Freed 1844
John Edward Smee
c1807-
Before 1840
?
?
London? Tasmania 4 May 21st 1840
 John Edward Smee was appointed Gaoler at Oatlands Tasmania
Charles Smee
1830-1916
1849
?
?
London Murrurundi
NSW
432 Married Catherine Buckley
in Australia 1852
Thomas Samuel Barnard Smee
1830-1878
1850
Sibella
Adelaide
Sudbury
Essex
Indigo Creek
Victoria
101 Farmer
Married Eliza Hodgens
in Australia 1859
Samuel Smee
1818-
1853
Athenian
Botany Bay
Braintree
Essex
Sydney
NSW
16 Carpenter
Married Elizabeth Barnard
in Essex, UK 1838
Thomas Smee
c1830-1897
Before 1855
?
?
Middlesex Victoria 0 Married Bridget Haynes
in Australia 1855
Francis Thomas Raven Smee
1848-1919
Before 1868
?
Victoria
Billericay
Essex
Bathurst
NSW
88 Painter?
Married Elizabeth Jefferson
in Australia 1868
John Alfred Smee
1856-1907
Before 1881
?
Adelaide
London South Australia 13 Married Emma Taylor
in Australia 1881
Robert Smee
1875-1942
1895
?
?
Pancras
London
  see 1911 Single - did not stay long
 returned with Wife and Family
to Australia in 1911
Henry (Harry) Thomas Smee
1881-1942
1904?
?
?
Altrincham
Cheshire
Barnawartha
Victoria
4 Copper worker
Returned and died in UK
Daughter Florence stayed in Australia
William Henry Smee
1873-1915
1905
?
?
London NSW 0 Arrived with Sister Alice
Killed at Gallipoli
Ernest Albert Smee
1887-1967
1911
Marmora
Sydney
London NSW 35 Ex Royal Navy
Railway Signalman
Robert Smee
1875-1942
1912
Osterley
Adelaide
London Melbourne
Victoria
26 Glazier
Married Beatrice Shiells
in London 1897
Robert Charles Smee 1912
?
?
? ? ? ?
Charles William Henry Smee
1896-1982
1928
Barraboul
Sydney
Liverpool Adelaide
South Australia

9

 
George Arthur Smee 1930
Largs Bay
Brisbane
London Brisbane
Queensland

1

Farmer

Walter Smee
1870-1957
1933
Moreton Bay
Brisbane
Pancras
London
Brisbane
Queensland

9*

Dairy Man, father of George Arthur Smee (above)
Travelled out with Son Albert Walter returned to England with George's Wife
returned
* Only Son George's family stayed in Australia

Kenneth Smee 1950
Ranchi
Melbourne
Reading Berks Victoria

3

Auto Mechanic

Albert George (Bert) Smee 1958
Fairsea
Melbourne
Hackney
London
 

2

Stayed 2 years in Australia
Son returned to Australia after a period

Ian Keith Smee
1929-1984
1959
Fairsky
Melboune
Reading
Berks
Victoria

16

Kenneth's Brother
Agricultural Equipment Sales

Barry Smee 1970?
?
?
? ?

?

CJ Smee thought he arrived in 1970.
I think he is a Great Great Grandson of Thomas S B Smee

Alexander Murray Smee 1973?
?
?
New Zealand Sydney

4

 

Credits :

Without the hard work, patience and assistance of the following this page would not be possible

Dr Craig James Smee - A fantastic Research project in the 1970's has resulted in a better understanding of the migrations in the 19th and 20th Century

And the following who have assisted me with their own Branches or research

Dale Majurey -David Brown - Diane Neighbour - EllieTee - Ellie Smee - Jenny Fawcett - Judi Smith - Kate Hart - Kath Olsson - Kirsten Hawkes - Mary Harvie

If I have missed you out please let me know?