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Thomas Hamilton Smith

Thomas Hamilton Smith was brother to Dora Armitage Walker (nee Smith) and brother-in-law to Henry Walker of Orchard House at Rottington.

1871 Census for 127 Main Street, St.Bees, England
Anne Smith Head Married aged 41 Wife of a colonial Chaplain Born Whitehaven
Thomas H Smith unmarried aged 16 servant/sailor born in St.Bees
Anne E Smith Daugh aged 17 scholar  Clifton, Yorkshire
Hilda Smith Daugh aged 10 scholar  Clifton, Yorkshire
Dora A Smith Daugh aged 8 scholar  Clifton, Yorkshire
Daniel Smith Son aged 6  scholar  Clifton, Yorkshire
Alice Smith Daugh aged 2  Egremont, Cumberland


Thomas Hamilton Smith by all accounts was a Sea Captain and Master Mariner who
came to Australia and became the Pilot Officer at Tweed Heads (Lighthouse Keeper) taking over from his wife to be's father William McGregor who, was the first pilot office at Tweed Heads.

Tom married Alison Helen McGregor in 1885 at Tweeds Head, New South Wales, Australia who was the first white child in Tweed Heads, NSW arriving with her family on August 20th 1870.

 The couple had 4 Children - 3 girls Alison, Hilda, Myra and
one son Thomas Jnr who also became a lighthouse keeper.


Alison married Mickey (Michael) Rippon and Hilda Married Captain Gordon Grassick ex Merchant Service Master Mariner. Both Mickey and Gordon when they retired from the sea became lighthouse keepers and served at Long & Pine Islands and others in
 the Whitsundays passage.  Neither had any children. Mickey retired to Sydney
 Gordon & Hilda retired to Tiber Street East Coorparoo where Gordon died in
 June 1964 and Hilda a few years later
 
 Sadly Myra the youngest was found wandering the beach at collangatta in the early
 hours of the morning as was committted to the Goodna Mental Asuylum. She was
 still there when Thomas Jnr Died.
 
 Thomas Jnr married Lil of Chinese extraction.  They retired to Lucy St Thornside - they had no children."