Mary Smith1,2

(21 April 1876 - 24 December 1879)
FatherRobert Smith1 (1840 - May 1916)
MotherMargaret Henderson1 (Jan 1839 - Aug 1923)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Mary Smith was born on 21 Apr 1876 Stobwood, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, SCT, cert. shows Mary as b. 1:45pm to Robert SMITH, coal miner, & Margaret HENDERSON, who marr. Jun 21st 1862 at Forth, Carnwath. Inf. father; Reg. 2nd May.2
     Mary Smith died on 24 Dec 1879 at sea; "Mary Smith, aged 3 years, of measles."1,3
     Amelia Harbour's family information passed down stated: "I understand there was a daughter, an infant, died on the voyage to NZ".
She has now been identified, both by her birth cert. in Stobwood (nr Forth in the Parish of Carnwath), and also by a helpful account of the voyage of the "Marlborough."1,3,2

External links

     Click here to see Mary's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.4
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited15 Jan 2015


  1. Earl HENDERSON/Amelia HARBOUR, "FT HENDERSON, James & Amelia (Earl)", Typed manuscript with extensive hand written additions/alterations in handwriting of Amelia HARBOUR, initialled and dated 23 Jun 1957. Original in possession of Helen SILCOCK. Extracts taken Nov 2000 by Lorna McIntosh, Dth (abt 1880) dtr of Robert SMITH Margaret HENDERSON, at sea, (Amelia Harbour's handwriting).
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855),, Birth 21 Apr 1876 Mary d/o Robert SMITH & Margaret HENDERSON, Stobwood, Par. of Carnwath, LKS, 632/00 #95, copy d/loaded Jan 2015.
  3. HENDERSON: www & misc. correspondence Dth 24 Dec 1879 Mary SMITH, aged 3 yrs Measles, from an account of the Voyage of the "Marlborough", arr. 7 Jan 1880, online at…, extracted Jan 2015.
  4. WikiTree online at, Oct 2013.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.